1. [ adjective ] an archaic word for mournful

"tell thou the lamentable tale of me, And send the hearers weeping to their beds"- Shakespeare

Related terms: sorrowful
2. [ adjective ] bad; unfortunate
Synonyms: deplorable sorry 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
Similar spelling:   lamentably