The definition of deplorable is very bad, disgusting and wretched.
An example of something deplorable is a house full of filth.
- Worthy of severe condemnation or reproach: a deplorable act of violence.
- Lamentable; woeful: My finances were in a deplorable state of neglect.
- Wretched; bad: deplorable housing conditions in the inner city.
- de·plor′a·ble·ness de·plor′a·bil′i·ty
(comparative more deplorable, superlative most deplorable)
OriginSee also: déplorable
From French déplorable, from Late Latin deplorabilis
- The deplorable events of 1841 were reenacted in 1879.
- The most deplorable weakness of Paul was his nepotism.
- Within a short period very deplorable results began to show themselves.
- Cobden had spoken with great fervour of the deplorable suffering and distress which at that time prevailed in the country, for which, he added, he held Sir Robert Peel, as the head of the government, responsible.
- All around the coast the diminution in the numbers of the remaining species of terns is no less deplorable than demonstrable.