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.

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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]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lamenˈtable/, [lamẽn̪ˈt̪aβle]

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, regrettable
    • 2001, Julio Montes Ponce de León, Medio ambiente y desarrollo sostenido, Univ Pontifica Comillas ISBN 9788484680338, 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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