Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: deplorable
IPA transcription: [dɪpl'ɔɹəbəl]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: deplorable, distressing, lamentable, pitiful, sad, sorry
    Meaning: bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs"
Usage examples
  • Betrayed into deplorable error
  • A more deplorable spectacle than he presented I have seldom witnessed.
  • Its deplorable peculiarity was, that it was the faintness of solitude and disuse.
  • Is that either diverting or elevating or educational or, indeed, anything but deplorable?"
  • It was the most noisome quarter of London, where every thing wore the worst impress of the most deplorable poverty, and of the most desperate crime.
  • "I am thinking," he repeated, raising his clear, cultivated voice and speaking with acerbity, for inattention at such a moment was deplorable, "of taking you to Italy for Easter.
  • Matters were in this unfortunate condition, and the club was threatened with approaching dissolution, when an unexpected circumstance occurred to prevent so deplorable a catastrophe.
  • This quest for the flesh-pots of politics, so far from being diverting, is, to my notion, one of the most deplorable exhibitions of human weakness that modern civilization, so called, has produced.
  • Nothing can be more deplorable than this abuse of the powers of thought; I shall have occasion to point out hereafter the influence of the newspapers upon the taste and the morality of the American people, but my present subject exclusively concerns the political world.