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See also: déplorable
- Deserving strong condemnation; shockingly bad.
- To be felt sorrow for; worthy of compassion.
- He is a deplorable boy, frequently being beaten by his parents.
1893, Walter Besant, “Prologue”, in The Ivory Gate:
- Such a scandal as the prosecution of a brother for forgery—with a verdict of guilty—is a most truly horrible, deplorable, fatal thing. It takes the respectability out of a family perhaps at a critical moment, when the family is just assuming the robes of respectability: […] it is a black spot which all the soaps ever advertised could never wash off.
Deserving strong condemnation; shockingly bad.
To be felt sorrow for; worthy of compassion.
deplorable m, f (plural deplorables)