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Wordnet 3.0


1. bad; unfortunate;
- Example: "my finances were in a deplorable state"
- Example: "a lamentable decision"
- Example: "her clothes were in sad shape"
- Example: "a sorry state of affairs"
[syn: deplorable, distressing, lamentable, pitiful, sad, sorry]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lamentable \Lam"en*ta*ble\, a. [L. lamentabilis: cf. F. lamentable.] 1. Mourning; sorrowful; expressing grief; as, a lamentable countenance. [Archaic] "Lamentable eye." --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Fitted to awaken lament; to be lamented; sorrowful; pitiable; regrettable; unfortunate; as, a lamentable misfortune, or error. "Lamentable helplessness." --Burke. [1913 Webster] 3. Miserable; pitiful; paltry; -- in a contemptuous or ridiculous sense. --Bp. Stillingfleet. -- Lam"en*ta*ble*ness, n. -- Lam"en*ta*bly, adv. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

lamentable adj 1: bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs" [syn: deplorable, distressing, lamentable, pitiful, sad, sorry]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

120 Moby Thesaurus words for "lamentable": abominable, affecting, afflictive, aggrieved, anguished, arrant, atrocious, awful, base, beastly, beneath contempt, bitter, blameworthy, bleak, brutal, calamitous, careworn, cheerless, comfortless, contemptible, deplorable, depressing, depressive, despicable, detestable, dire, discomforting, disgusting, dismal, dismaying, distressful, distressing, doleful, dolorific, dolorogenic, dolorous, dreadful, dreary, dumb with grief, egregious, enormous, fetid, filthy, flagrant, foul, fulsome, grief-stricken, griefful, grieved, grievous, gross, hateful, heartbreaking, heinous, horrible, horrid, in grief, infamous, intolerable, joyless, loathsome, lousy, lugubrious, miserable, monstrous, mournful, moving, nasty, nefarious, noisome, notorious, obnoxious, odious, offensive, outrageous, painful, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, plaintive, plangent, plunged in grief, poignant, rank, regrettable, reprehensible, repulsive, rotten, rueful, sad, saddening, scandalous, schlock, scurvy, shabby, shameful, sharp, shocking, shoddy, sordid, sore, sorrowed, sorrowful, sorrowing, squalid, tearful, terrible, too bad, touching, unclean, uncomfortable, unfortunate, vile, villainous, woebegone, woeful, worst, worthless, wretched