Definition of Lamentable

1. Adjective. Bad; unfortunate. "A sorry state of affairs"

Exact synonyms: Deplorable, Distressing, Pitiful, Sad, Sorry
Similar to: Bad
Derivative terms: Lament, Sadness, Sorriness



Definition of Lamentable

1. a. Mourning; sorrowful; expressing grief; as, a lamentable countenance.

Definition of Lamentable

1. Adjective. Causing sorrow, distress or regret; deplorable, pitiful or distressing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lamentable

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lamentable

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lamellula
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lamentable (current term)
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lameo
lameos

Literary usage of Lamentable

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1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1875)
"lamentable. Exceedingly; used adverbially. ' If I wanted them they'd be that lamentable busy they couldn't come to work. ..."

2. The Harleian Miscellany: Or, A Collection of Scarce, Curious, and by William Oldys, John Malham (1808)
"lamentable therefore is their late example of the Prince of Orange, slayne (by a treacherous villain) in his owne ..."

3. The Works of William Shakespeare: The Plays Ed. from the Folio of MDCXXIII by William Shakespeare (1861)
"40 leaves. The Same. "As it hath sundry times beene plaide by the Kings Maiesties Seruants." London, 1611. 4to. 40 leaves. The lamentable Tragedy of Titus ..."

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