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lamentable

[luh-men-tuh-buh l, lam-uh n-tuh-] /ləˈmɛn tə bəl, ˈlæm ən tə-/
adjective
1.
that is to be lamented; regrettable; unfortunate:
a lamentable decision.
2.
Rare. mournful.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin lāmentābilis, equivalent to lāmentā() (see lament) + -bilis -ble
Related forms
lamentableness, noun
lamentably, adverb
unlamentable, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lamentableness

lamentable

/ˈlæməntəbəl/
adjective
1.
wretched, deplorable, or distressing
2.
an archaic word for mournful
Derived Forms
lamentableness, noun
lamentably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for lamentableness

lamentable

adj.

c.1400, from Middle French lamentable and directly from Latin lamentabilis "full of sorrow, mournful, lamentable," from lamentari "to lament" (see lamentation). Related: Lamentably.

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