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deplorable

Pronunciation: /dɪˈplɔːrəbəl/

Translation of deplorable in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (disgraceful) [incident/situation] deplorable, vergonzoso it is deplorable that this is still allowed es deplorable or vergonzoso que esto se siga permitiendo
    Example sentences
    • Even if their claims are exaggerated, any loss of life is deplorable and unacceptable.
    • During the past two days, residents have been setting fires on the streets to highlight deplorable living conditions.
    • Older people in the locality cannot recollect the roads ever having been in a more deplorable condition.
    1.2 (regrettable) [accident/misfortune] lamentable

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