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  • as inunfortunately
  • as inunhappily

synonyms for lamentably

  • sadly
  • regrettably
  • disastrously
  • dismally
  • grievously
  • horribly
  • miserably
  • unhappily
  • unsuccessfully

antonyms for lamentably

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  • appropriately
  • favorably
  • fortunately
  • happily
  • luckily
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How to use lamentably in a sentence

From the time of Dean Swift downwards, it has mostly suffered from being lamentably unfashionable.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
The congregation of Trinity Church is better than it was a few years ago, but it is still lamentably, small.
OUR CHURCHES AND CHAPELSATTICUS
Mademoiselle Desgarcins had got up, shaken herself, and gone to rejoin her companions, who were still howling lamentably.
THE ANIMAL STORY BOOKVARIOUS
He would have made his brother Duke such as he was himself,—had not his brother Duke been so lamentably thin-skinned.
THE PRIME MINISTERANTHONY TROLLOPE
The moment he approached they fell to the ground, and whimpered and howled most lamentably as long as he was near them.
FOLK-LORE AND LEGENDS; SCANDINAVIANVARIOUS
Of officers the "Merrimac" had no lack, and good ones they were; but in her crew she was lamentably deficient.
THE NAVAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATESWILLIS J. ABBOT.
His synthesis is to my mind almost lamentably unsatisfactory, but the book makes a station, an tape, in the expression of things.
THE LETTERS OF WILLIAM JAMES, VOL. 1WILLIAM JAMES
But he was still lamentably indecisive about his future, and when a new printer looked in upon the Advance he stepped aside.
THE WRONG TWINHARRY LEON WILSON
The native appears to respect these characteristics perhaps all the more because he is so lamentably deficient in them himself.
A JOURNAL OF A TOUR IN THE CONGO FREE STATEMARCUS DORMAN
How lamentably insufficient our three carts appeared standing there in the road with this screaming Forest on every side of one!
THE DARK FORESTHUGH WALPOLE
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WORDS RELATED TO LAMENTABLY

  • disastrously
  • dismally
  • grievously
  • horribly
  • lamentably
  • miserably
  • regrettably
  • sadly
  • unhappily
  • unsuccessfully
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.