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deplorable

[dih-plawr-uh-buhl, -plohr-]
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:
1605–15; < French déplorable < Middle French, equivalent to deplor(er) (see deplore) + -able -able

deplorableness, deplorability, noun
deplorably, adverb
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deplorable (dɪˈplɔːrəbəl)
 
adj
1.  lamentable: a deplorable lack of taste
2.  worthy of censure or reproach; very bad: deplorable behaviour
 
de'plorableness
 
n
 
deplora'bility
 
n
 
de'plorably
 
adv

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deplorable
1610s, from L. deplorare (see deplore) + -able. Related: Deplorably.
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