April 08, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
deplorable /dɪˈplorəbəl/ adjective
deplorable
/dɪˈplorəbəl/
adjective
A deplorable area of the city
A deplorable area of the city
Learner's definition of DEPLORABLE

[more deplorable; most deplorable]

: very bad in a way that causes shock, fear, or disgust : deserving to be deplored

  • The company has shown a deplorable [=appalling, unconscionable] lack of concern for the environment.

  • children living in deplorable [=horrible, disgusting, terrible] conditions

  • deplorable ignorance

deplorably /dɪˈplorəbli/ adverb

  • deplorably cruel

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