- The definition of lamentable is something to view with regret or pity.
An example of lamentable is the situation of a homeless person.
This mans situation is lamentable.
lamentable definition by Webster's New World
- to be lamented; grievous; deplorable; distressing
- Now Rare expressing sorrow; mournful
Origin: Middle English ; from Middle French ; from Classical Latin lamentabilis
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- lamentably adverb
lamentable definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Inspiring or deserving of lament or regret; deplorable or pitiable. See Synonyms at pathetic.
- lamˈen·ta·bly adverb