lamentable

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From Middle French lamentable, from Latin lāmentābilis (full of sorrow, mournful; deplorable), from lāmentor (lament), from lāmenta (wailing, weeping).

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  • IPA(key): /ləˈmɛn.tə.bəl/, /ˈlæm.ən.tə.bəl/

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lamentable (comparative more lamentable, superlative most lamentable)

  1. Causing sorrow, distress or regret; deplorable, pitiful or distressing.
    • 1961 February, Cecil J. Allen, “Locomotive Running Past and Present”, in Trains Illustrated, page 86:
      Moreover, in view of the lamentable present indecision of the Government in regard to electrification, the large-scale building of diesel power may prove to have been a farseeing move after all.

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lamentable (masculine and feminine plural lamentables)

  1. lamentable, regrettable

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lāmentābilis (full of sorrow, mournful; deplorable), from lāmentor (lament), from lāmenta (wailing, weeping).

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lamentable (plural lamentables)

  1. lamentable; awful; deplorable

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lāmentābilis (full of sorrow, mournful; deplorable), from lāmentor (lament), from lāmenta (wailing, weeping). Cognate with English lamentable.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lamenˈtable/, [la.mẽn̪ˈt̪a.β̞le]

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lamentable (plural lamentables)

  1. lamentable, regrettable
    • 2001, Julio Montes Ponce de León, Medio ambiente y desarrollo sostenido, Univ Pontifica Comillas →ISBN, page 64
      Es lamentable el trato que sufren con frecuencia los árboles recién plantados en las proximidades de los colegios.
      The treatment that newly planted trees in the vicinity of schools often suffer is lamentable.

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