- 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.
- to be lamented; grievous; deplorable; distressing
- Now Rare expressing sorrow; mournful
Origin of lamentableMiddle English ; from Middle French ; from Classical Latin lamentabilis
(comparative more lamentable, superlative most lamentable)
From Latin lāmentābilis (“full of sorrow, mournful; deplorable”), from lāmentor (“lament”), from lāmenta (“wailing, weeping”).