1. [ adjective ] bad; unfortunate
Synonyms: sorry lamentable sad pitiful distressing

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

Related terms: bad
2. [ adjective ] of very poor quality or condition
Synonyms: wretched miserable woeful execrable

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

Related terms: inferior
3. [ adjective ] bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure
Synonyms: criminal reprehensible condemnable

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

Related terms: wrong
Similar spelling:   deplorably