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Pronunciation:  'lamuntubul

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  1. [adj]  bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs"
  2. [adj]  an archaic word for mournful; "tell thou the lamentable tale of me, And send the hearers weeping to their beds"- Shakespeare

LAMENTABLE is a 10 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: bad, deplorable, distressing, pitiful, sad, sorrowful, sorry



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lam"en*ta*ble\, a. [L. lamentabilis : cf. F.
1. Mourning; sorrowful; expressing grief; as, a lamentable
   countenance. ``Lamentable eye.'' --Spenser.

2. Fitted to awaken lament; to be lamented; sorrowful;
   pitiable; as, a lamentable misfortune, or error.
   ``Lamentable helplessness.'' --Burke.

3. Miserable; pitiful; paltry; -- in a contemptuous or
   ridiculous sense. --Bp. Stillingfleet. --
   {Lam"en*ta*ble*ness}, n. -- {Lam"en*ta*bly}, adv.

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