- 1.1 (disgraceful) [incident/situation] deplorable, vergonzoso it is deplorable that this is still allowed es deplorable or vergonzoso que esto se siga permitiendoMore example sentences1.2 (regrettable) [accident/misfortune] lamentable
- 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.
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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.