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Deplorable


DEPLORABLE, adjective

1. That may be deplored or lamented; lamentable; that demands or causes lamentation; hence, sad; calamitous; grievous; miserable; wretched; as, the evils of life are deplorable; the Pagan world is in a deplorable condition.

Deplorate, in a like sense, is not used.

2. In popular use, low; contemptible; pitiable; as deplorable stupidity.