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



BrE BrE//ˈlæməntəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlæməntəbl//
; BrE BrE//ləˈmentəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ləˈmentəbl//
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very disappointing synonym deplorable, regrettable She shows a lamentable lack of understanding. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘mournful’, also ‘pitiable, regrettable’): from Old French, or from Latin lamentabilis, from the verb lamentari, from lamenta (plural) ‘weeping, wailing’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lamentable