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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lamentable  \Lam"en*ta*ble\,  a.  [L.  lamentabilis  :  cf  F. 
  lamentable.] 
  1.  Mourning;  sorrowful;  expressing  grief;  as  a  lamentable 
  countenance.  ``Lamentable  eye.''  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  Fitted  to  awaken  lament;  to  be  lamented;  sorrowful; 
  pitiable;  as  a  lamentable  misfortune,  or  error. 
  ``Lamentable  helplessness.''  --Burke. 
 
  3.  Miserable;  pitiful;  paltry;  --  in  a  contemptuous  or 
  ridiculous  sense  --Bp.  Stillingfleet  -- 
  {Lam"en*ta*ble*ness},  n.  --  {Lam"en*ta*bly},  adv 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lamentable 
  adj  1:  an  archaic  word  for  mournful;  "tell  thou  the  lamentable  tale 
  of  me  And  send  the  hearers  weeping  to  their  beds"- 
  Shakespeare 
  2:  very  bad  "my  finances  were  in  a  deplorable  state";  "a 
  lamentable  decision";  "her  clothes  were  in  sad  shape";  "a 
  sorry  state  of  affairs"  [syn:  {deplorable},  {distressing}, 
  {pitiful},  {sad},  {sorry}] 




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