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deplorable

[dih-plawr-uh-buh l, -plohr-] /dɪˈplɔr ə bəl, -ˈploʊr-/
adjective
1.
causing or being a subject for grief or regret; lamentable:
the deplorable death of a friend.
2.
causing or being a subject for censure, reproach, or disapproval; wretched; very bad:
This room is in deplorable order. You have deplorable manners!
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < French déplorable < Middle French, equivalent to deplor(er) (see deplore) + -able -able
Related forms
deplorableness, deplorability, noun
deplorably, adverb
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deplorable

/dɪˈplɔːrəbəl/
adjective
1.
lamentable: a deplorable lack of taste
2.
worthy of censure or reproach; very bad: deplorable behaviour
Derived Forms
deplorableness, deplorability, noun
deplorably, adverb
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deplorable

adj.

1610s; see deplore + -able. Perhaps from French déplorable or directly from Late Latin deplorabilis. Johnson (mid-18c.) noted the weakened colloquial use of the word for "very bad." Related: Deplorably.

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