If you describe something as lamentable, you mean that it is very unfortunate or disappointing.
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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