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deplorably

[ dih-plawr-uh-buh l, -plohr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF deplorably
  • as inseriously
  • as inmiserably

Synonyms for deplorably

  • acutely
  • badly
  • grievously
  • intensely
  • severely
  • sorely
  • very
  • gravely
  • decidedly
  • distressingly
  • harmfully
  • menacingly
  • perilously
  • precariously
  • quite
  • regrettably
  • threateningly
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Antonyms for deplorably

  • little
  • casually
  • funnily
  • lightly
  • minor
  • trivially
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEPLORABLY

Running at a low level, the waters of that stream were deplorably dirty.

I was drunk, deplorably drunk, and I was bound for the Tivoli.

He was not only innocent, but deplorably—I might even say guiltily—innocent.

How deplorably short-sighted are the wise ones of your world.

We hasten to assert that in our case the imputation is deplorably incorrect.

He was most deplorably drunk, and began to hold on by the table.

I know I can trust to your secrecy, but pray don't look at me so deplorably.

We American women are so deplorably lacking in this kind of experience.

In most cases he is deplorably curt of speech and brusque of deportment.

You have an assurance taute preuve; but you are deplorably superficial.

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DEPLORABLY

miserably

adverbpoorly
  • badly
  • deplorably
  • imperfectly
  • inadequately
  • unsatisfactorily
  • wretchedly
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