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 Dictionary entry overview: What does deplorable mean? 

DEPLORABLE (adjective)
  The adjective DEPLORABLE has 3 senses:

1. bad; unfortunate
2. of very poor quality or condition
3. bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure

  Familiarity information: DEPLORABLE used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

DEPLORABLE (adjective)

Sense 1deplorable [BACK TO TOP]


Bad; unfortunate


deplorable; lamentable; distressing; pitiful; sorry; sad

Context examples:

my finances were in a deplorable state / a lamentable decision / her clothes were in sad shape / a sorry state of affairs


bad (having undesirable or negative qualities)

Sense 2deplorable [BACK TO TOP]


Of very poor quality or condition


execrable; wretched; deplorable; woeful; miserable

Context examples:

deplorable housing conditions in the inner city / woeful treatment of the accused / woeful errors of judgment


inferior (of low or inferior quality)

Sense 3deplorable [BACK TO TOP]


Bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure


condemnable; criminal; reprehensible; vicious; deplorable

Context examples:

a criminal waste of talent / a deplorable act of violence / adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife


wrong (contrary to conscience or morality or law)

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