deplorable

[ dih-plawr-uh-buh l, -plohr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF deplorable
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This idea of Egyptian morals was no doubt correct, but how deplorable!

She told her of her tears, entreated her not to renew her own deplorable career.

Its deplorable peculiarity was, that it was the faintness of solitude and disuse.

They had no thought of abandoning any of their pursuits or pleasures, be they never so deplorable.

She refused to say how she came to be in so deplorable a situation, and took her leave.

The effects of patriarchism are deplorable and very immoral.

The result has been deplorable, and these streets have become uninhabitable.

The most deplorable thing is that they copy all these bad habits, like monkeys.

This system is not only unnatural, but also has deplorable effects.

He regarded these deplorable tragedies as the flower of his genius.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s; see deplore + -able. Perhaps from French déplorable or directly from Late Latin deplorabilis. Johnson (mid-18c.) noted the weakened colloquial use of the word for "very bad." Related: Deplorably.

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