lamentable

[luh-men-tuh-buhl, lam-uhn-tuh-]
adjective
1.
that is to be lamented; regrettable; unfortunate: a lamentable decision.
2.
Rare. mournful.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin lāmentābilis, equivalent to lāmentā() (see lament) + -bilis -ble

lamentableness, noun
lamentably, adverb
unlamentable, adjective
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lamentable (ˈlæməntəbəl)
 
adj
1.  wretched, deplorable, or distressing
2.  an archaic word for mournful
 
'lamentableness
 
n
 
'lamentably
 
adv

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lamentable
early 15c., from Fr. lamentable, from L. lamentabilis, from lamentari (see lamentation). Related: Lamentably.
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Example sentences
Lamentably, evolutionary psychologists are well known for replicating such
  biases in their research and public writing.
The process is lamentably patchy and far from complete.
And firms have been lamentably slow to build trade links with these
  fast-growing economies.
But calm, public discussion of their benefits and drawbacks has been lamentably
  lacking.
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