deplorable

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. lamentable, sad, regrettable, disastrous. See badness, pain, regret.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. lamentable, regrettable, disgraceful, wretched; see faulty , pitiful 1 , poor 2 , unsatisfactory .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a.
[di PLOR uh bul]
bad, wretched or grievous.
The boy s bedroom was in a deplorable state.
SYN.: bad, wretched, grievous, disgraceful, shameful, abominable, lamentable, despicable, pitiable, reprehensible, depressing, scandalous.
ANT.: agreeable, pleasing, acceptable
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Worthy of severe disapproval: condemnable, disgraceful, shameful, unfortunate. See GOOD. 2. Causing sorrow or regret: doleful, dolorous, grievous, lamentable, mournful, regrettable, rueful, sad, sorrowful, woeful. See HAPPY.

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  • déplorable — [ deplɔrabl ] adj. • XVe; de déplorer 1 ♦ Vx Qui est à plaindre. ⇒ malheureux, pitoyable. ♢ Mod. (Choses) Qui mérite d être déploré, qui afflige. ⇒ affligeant, attristant, navrant, pénible, triste. Situation, fin déplorable. On nous l a ramené… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • déplorable — DÉPLORABLE. adject. des 2 g. Qui mérite d être déploré, qui est digne de compassion, de pitié. Il ne se dit guère que Des choses. Il est dans un état déplorable. C est une chose déplorable que l état où il est. Sa condition, son sort est… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • deplorable — adjetivo 1. Que merece ser deplorado o lamentado, o que causa muy mala impresión: El jardín está en un estado deplorable de abandono. El espectáculo fue deplorable, no paraban de insultarse. Tienes un aspecto deplorable, estás sucísimo. Su… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • déplorable — Déplorable. adj. de tout genre. Qui merite d estre déploré, qui est digne de compassion, de pitié. Il ne se dit aussi que des choses. L estat où il est, est déplorable. c est une chose déplorable que l estat où il est. sa condition est fort… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Deplorable — De*plor a*ble, a. [Cf. F. d[ e]plorable.] Worthy of being deplored or lamented; lamentable; causing grief; hence, sad; calamitous; grievous; wretched; as, life s evils are deplorable. [1913 Webster] Individual sufferers are in a much more… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deplorable — 1610s; see DEPLORE (Cf. deplore) + ABLE (Cf. able). Perhaps from Fr. déplorable or directly from L.L. deplorabilis. Johnson (mid 18c.) noted the weakened colloquial use of the word for very bad. Related: Deplorably …   Etymology dictionary

  • deplorable — I adjective afflicted, appalling, atrabilious, atrocious, bad, black, calamitous, catastrophic, demoralizing, depressing, depressive, despicable, dire, disagreeable, disastrous, disheartening, dismal, displeasing, distasteful, distressing,… …   Law dictionary

  • deplorable — [adj] unfortunate, shameful afflictive, awful, blameworthy, bummer*, calamitous, dire, dirty, disastrous, disgraceful, dishonorable, disreputable, distressing, dolorous, downer*, dreadful, execrable, faulty, godawful*, grievous, grim,… …   New thesaurus

  • deplorable — (Del lat. deplorabĭlis). 1. adj. Que merece ser deplorado. 2. Desastroso, detestable …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • deplorable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ deserving strong condemnation; shockingly bad. DERIVATIVES deplorably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • deplorable — [dē plôr′ə bəl, diplôr′ə bəl] adj. that can or should be deplored; regrettable, wretched, very bad, etc. deplorably adv …   English World dictionary

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