Definition of deplorable in English:

deplorable

Line breaks: de|plor|able
Pronunciation: /dɪˈplɔːrəb(ə)l
 
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adjective

Derivatives

deplorably

adverb
More example sentences
  • It also held that serious negligence that fell deplorably short of the standard patients are entitled to expect from their doctors could constitute serious professional misconduct.
  • Writers working in languages other than English get deplorably little attention in Britain, so you can bet that the most underrated authors are ‘foreigners’ you've never read.
  • I know someone - a gifted artist - who chose to give up her analysis rather than tell her analyst that she found his taste in paintings deplorably vulgar.

Origin

early 17th century: from French déplorable or late Latin deplorabilis, from the verb deplorare (see deplore).

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