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deplorable

de·plor·a·ble

deplorable

 
pronunciation:
dih plo r bl
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: deserving of contempt, censure, or reproach; very bad; wretched.
Conditions in the prison camp were deplorable.He showed a deplorable attitude toward his teammates.
synonyms:
contemptible, despicable, disgraceful, dishonorable, pitiful, shameful, vile, wretched
antonyms:
admirable, creditable, exemplary, laudable, meritorious
similar words:
abysmal, awful, grievous, opprobrious, sorry
definition 2: causing sorrow or grief; lamentable.
This deplorable accident could have been prevented.
synonyms:
grievous, lamentable, miserable, pitiful, sorry, wretched
similar words:
distressing, heartbreaking, pathetic, regrettable, sad, tragic, unfortunate, woeful
derivations: deplorably (adv.), deplorableness (n.)