lamentable meaning, lamentable definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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If you describe something as lamentable, you mean that it is very unfortunate or disappointing.  
LITERARY      adj  
This lamentable state of affairs lasted until 1947..., His command of English was lamentable.     
  lamentably      adv   usu ADV adj, also ADV with v, ADV with cl  
There are still lamentably few women surgeons..., They have failed lamentably...     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


1    deplorable, distressing, grievous, harrowing, mournful, regrettable, sorrowful, tragic, unfortunate, woeful  
2    low, meagre, mean, miserable, not much cop     (Brit. slang)   pitiful, poor, unsatisfactory, wretched  

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