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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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    • Gloria de Piero: Govt's record on women has been lamentable
      Labour's Gloria de Piero blasts the Government's "lamentable" record on representing women. Read more on this news related to 'Lamentable'
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      Complacent Nick Clegg has dismissed calls for an inquiry into an alleged 1980s Westminster paedophile ring — as victims threaten legal action. Labour today slammed the Home Office’s “lamentable” response and called for a full inquiry. Read more on this news related to 'Lamentable'
    • In 'Herringbone,' Ben Dibble does it all
      Flashpoint Theatre does it again: Herringbone, the second show of its summer season - following the The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington - is another knockout, with Ben Dibble giving a performance of stunning virtuosity in a musical that's strange and compelling by any standard. Read more on this news related to 'Lamentable'

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