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.
- All around the coast the diminution in the numbers of the remaining species of terns is no less deplorable than demonstrable.
- During the queen's reign the political condition of the country was deplorable; there were frequent rebellions, many of the distant provinces were desolated by barbarous wars; and for some years all Europeans were excluded, and foreign commerce almost ceased.
- The viceroy Said, who made a rapid tour through the Sudan in 1857, found it in a deplorable condition.