Definition of deplorable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dɪˈplɔːrəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈplɔːrəbl//
(formal) Immoral
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very bad and unacceptable, often in a way that shocks people synonym appalling a deplorable incident They were living in the most deplorable conditions. The acting was deplorable. We tried to forget the whole deplorable episode. See related entries: Immoral Word Originearly 17th cent.: from French déplorable or late Latin deplorabilis, from the verb deplorare, from de- ‘away, thoroughly’ + plorare ‘bewail’.
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