Definitions for: Lamentable

[adj] bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs"
[adj] an archaic word for mournful; "tell thou the lamentable tale of me, And send the hearers weeping to their beds"- Shakespeare

Webster (1913) Definition: Lam"en*ta*ble, a. [L. lamentabilis : cf. F.
1. Mourning; sorrowful; expressing grief; as, a lamentable
countenance. ``Lamentable eye.'' --Spenser.

2. Fitted to awaken lament; to be lamented; sorrowful;
pitiable; as, a lamentable misfortune, or error.
``Lamentable helplessness.'' --Burke.

3. Miserable; pitiful; paltry; -- in a contemptuous or
ridiculous sense. --Bp. Stillingfleet. --
Lam"en*ta*ble*ness, n. -- Lam"en*ta*bly, adv.

Synonyms: bad, deplorable, distressing, pitiful, sad, sorrowful, sorry

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