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Lamentable Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    lamentable adj
  1. an archaic word for mournful; "tell thou the lamentable tale of me, And send the hearers weeping to their beds"- Shakespeare
  2. 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, pitiful, sad, sorry]
Lamentable Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Lamentable \Lam"en*ta*ble\, a. [L. lamentabilis : cf. F. lamentable.]
  1. Mourning; sorrowful; expressing grief; as, a lamentable countenance. ``Lamentable eye.'' --Spenser.
  2. Fitted to awaken lament; to be lamented; sorrowful; pitiable; as, a lamentable misfortune, or error. ``Lamentable helplessness.'' --Burke.
  3. Miserable; pitiful; paltry; -- in a contemptuous or ridiculous sense. --Bp. Stillingfleet. -- Lam"en*ta*ble*ness, n. -- Lam"en*ta*bly, adv.
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    * Happiness is the only sanction of life where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment. - George Santayana


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    • Natasha Stott Despoja sickened by violence in Gaza, considers it "outrageous" women not involved in peace process
      Australia's Ambassador for Women and Girls says she has been sickened by the bloody violence suffered by children in Gaza and says it is "lamentable and outrageous" that women are not involved in the peace process. Read more on this news related to 'Lamentable'
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      India's lamentable effort in the Test series against England culminated with an innings and 244-run defeat at the Oval on Sunday. A variety of reasons have contributed to that and here's a look at some of the significant slices. Virat Kohli's poor run: The 25-year-old from Delhi was touted as the spine of India's batting line-up. But James Anderson Read more on this news related to 'Lamentable'
    • Tiger Woods in foul-mouthed volley at TV cameraman during frustrating round at WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
      Tiger Woods’s frustration at the lamentable state of his game boiled over on Saturday when he launched a foul-mouthed volley at a television cameraman. Read more on this news related to 'Lamentable'

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