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Definition of "lamentable" []

  • Inspiring or deserving of lament or regret; deplorable or pitiable. See Synonyms at pathetic. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lamentable" in a sentence
  • "She pointed to what she called lamentable living standards and unbelievable corruption in this country that supplies the U.S. with crude oil."
  • "Hence what she describes as the lamentable four-year period of "apostasy" forced upon Shakespeare after The Merchant of Venice, during which he was obliged to abandon or temper his "elegantly encrypted appeals" before returning to them with a difference in Julius Caesar."
  • "The children were crying with hunger in lamentable fashion."