Lamentable is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of lamentable, followed by 44 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - bad; unfortunate
EXAMPLES - Lamentable in a Sentence
- Nick Clegg calls response to Pakistan floods 'lamentable' (source)
- Blears: PM's failure to connect with voters is 'lamentable' (source)
- Gordon Brown under fire as Hazel Blears attacks 'lamentable' failures (source)
- Last week's Hoon-Hewitt coup has been described as a lamentable failure. (source)
- The earlier hearing had found that such torture cases were "lamentable" and "appalling" (source)
- Judge blasts 'lamentable' police who took ELEVEN hours to respond to teenager's rape claim (source)
- UK legal process on Iraq 'lamentable', says ex adviser photo: US N.vy/MCS2 Andre N. McIntyre (source)
- On Sunday, Ms Blears condemned what she called the government's "lamentable" failure to communicate. (source)
- Given that Hazel Blears described the government's performance as "lamentable", why is she still in the cabinet? (source)
- District Court Judge Thomas A. Hogan, whose ruling nevertheless described the case as "lamentable" and "appalling." (source)
- ABI managing director John Ustas said it was "lamentable" that workers were losing pay as a result of the strike action. (source)
- A Foreign Office lawyer who quit over Iraq war says the way ministers considered the legal case for war was "lamentable". (source)
- "lamentable" and charities said Pakistan was suffering from an "image deficit" partly because of perceived links to terror. (source)
- Miami Herald Cuban leader Raul Castro said Wednesday the death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo was "lamentable," while his security forces (source)
- If that taste were "lamentable," what are we to think of our own times, when plays a thousand times below those of Fletcher, or even of (source)
- Gordon Brown faces an open attack from within his Cabinet today for the "lamentable" failure by his Government to communicate with voters. (source)
- Anatomy of a Cabinet coup: how Blairite ministers tried to remove Brown Gordon Brown under fire as Hazel Blears attacks 'lamentable' failures (source)
- Jajula said this was "lamentable" and that she hoped the newspaper would apologise to the department and to its readers for misinforming them. (source)
- A Foreign Office lawyer who resigned in protest at the Iraq war said the way ministers weighed up the legal case for the invasion was "lamentable". (source)
- Blears said her description of a "lamentable" failure by the government to get its message across had been an attack on all of her colleagues, not just Brown. (source)
- Sir William Gage, a former appeal court judge and chairman of the inquiry, last month castigated the MoD for "lamentable" delays in disclosing crucial information. (source)
- Viewed as it stood in the reality, as he was and as it was, the enterprise, since it proved so unfortunate, may be called lamentable, but cannot be called unnatural. (source)
- Miss Blears described the Brown government's recent performance as "lamentable" and she mocked his appearance on the YouTube website to announce his plans for reform of MPs 'expenses. (source)
- Britain branded the international response to the catastrophe "lamentable" and charities said Pakistan was suffering from an "image deficit" partly because of perceived links to terrorism (source)
- Britain branded the international response to the catastrophe "lamentable" and charities said Pakistan was suffering from an "image deficit" partly because of perceived links to terrorism. (source)
- In a Sunday newspaper article, Miss Blears wrote of the government's "lamentable" failure to communicate and warned of the "dire consequences" if ministers continued to misread the public mood. (source)
- On Tuesday, Elizabeth Wilmshurst, a Foreign Office lawyer who resigned in protest days before the invasion began, described the legal decision-making process as "lamentable" and lacking in transparency. (source)
- Gordon Brown last night suffered his most severe attack yet from inside his Cabinet as a leading minister savaged the Prime Minister over his government's "lamentable" failures of policy and communication. (source)
- But he is also right that the "lamentable" failure to receive communion reverently is often observed with communion on the hand, and the traditional manner of receiving communion can help to restore reverence. (source)
- Elizabeth Wilmshurst, a senior Foreign Office lawyer who resigned in protest at the war, told the inquiry earlier this year that she believed the way the government considered the legal arguments for war was "lamentable". (source)
- It is "lamentable", says one Fleet Street foreign editor; the Times correspondent Anthony Loyd describes it as "outrageous"; Christina Lamb of the Sunday Times calls it "indefensible"; it is "redolent of Comical Ali", says (source)
- Gordon Brown under fire as Hazel Blears attacks 'lamentable' failures Gordon Brown suffers humiliating defeat in Gurkha vote as Labour MPs rebel William Hague interview: Gordon Brown could be forced into European referendum (source)
- Secretary General Kofi Annan once described the resolution - passed by the Assembly on November 10, 1975 - as a "lamentable" expression of anti-Semitism marking the low-point in relations between Israel and the United Nations. (source)
- Britain, which is emerging from a recent diplomatic row with Pakistan, branded the international response "lamentable" and charities said Pakistan was suffering from an "image deficit" partly because of perceived links to terror. (source)
- British manufacturing activity rose to its highest level in more than two years in December, buoyed by a sharp jump in new orders, a closely watched survey showed Last week's Hoon-Hewitt coup has been described as a lamentable failure. (source)
- The first cracks in Gordon Brown's cabinet have appeared, with a senior minister attacking his government's "lamentable" failure to communicate and warning of "dire" consequences if it continues to blunder on policy and misread the public mood. (source)
- In a process described as "lamentable" by Elizabeth Wilmshurst, a senior Foreign Office legal adviser who resigned in protest against the invasion, Goldsmith was repeatedly prevented from sharing his doubts with ministers, the inquiry was told today. (source)
- Fleet, best known for playing Hugo in the BBC sitcom and for starring in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral, said the quantity of television drama was "lamentable" and hit out at ITV in particular for appearing to favour reality formats over the genre. (source)
- Many orphans (i.e., unwanted children) worldwide are created by the sword in countries where parents are slaughtered in for ethnic reasons that our media and State Department refer to as lamentable "civil wars" in which no outside forces should interfere. (source)
- In August, the Associated Press reported that during a meeting at the Military Club of Rio de Janeiro, General Augusto Heleno Pereira, who commands the Amazon region for the Brazilian Army, attacked the federal government's indigenous policy as "lamentable" and (source)
- He also pointed out the damage always caused by internal friction in the nation's sports administration, describing as lamentable a situation where the ministry and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are always at loggerheads in the build-up to major competitions. (source)
- Hence what she describes as the lamentable four-year period of "apostasy" forced upon Shakespeare after The Merchant of Venice, during which he was obliged to abandon or temper his "elegantly encrypted appeals" before returning to them with a difference in Julius Caesar. (source)
- David Cameron tells Tories not to listen to Kenneth Clarke on Europe Anatomy of a Cabinet coup: how Blairite ministers tried to remove Brown MPs 'expenses: Go into politics and you'll end up as a politician Gordon Brown under fire as Hazel Blears attacks' lamentable 'failures (source)
- In August, the Associated Press reported that during a meeting at the Military Club of Rio de Janeiro, General Augusto Heleno Pereira, who commands the Amazon region for the Brazilian Army, attacked the federal government's indigenous policy as "lamentable" and "chaotic", and even suggested that if were ordered to do so, the army would refuse to remove the rice farmers from Raposa Serra do Sol. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 44 example sentences provided below is 37.0, which suggests that "lamentable" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 37 synonyms for lamentable.
afflictive, awful, bad, calamitous, deplorable, dire, dirty, distressing, doleful, dolorous, god-awful, grievous, grim, heartbreaking, hurting, lousy, low, lugubrious, meager, mean, melancholy, mournful, pitiful, plaintive, poor, regretful, rotten, rueful, sad, sorrowful, stinking, tragic, unfavorable, unfortunate, unsatisfactory, woeful, wretched
We have 15 antonyms for lamentable.
blessed, cheerful, cheering, comforting, excellent, fortunate, glad, good, great, happy, joyful, lucky, nice, satisfactory, wonderful
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
Pronunciation: (lə-mĕnˈtə-bəl, lămˈən-)
View up to 25 definitions of lamentable from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Inspiring or deserving of lament or regret; deplorable or pitiable. See Synonyms at pathetic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Causing sorrow, distress or regret; deplorable, pitiful or distressing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Mourning; sorrowful; expressing grief.
- (adjective) Fitted to awaken lament; to be lamented; sorrowful; pitiable; regrettable; unfortunate.
- (adjective) Miserable; pitiful; paltry; -- in a contemptuous or ridiculous sense.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To bo lamented; exciting or calling for sorrow; grievous: as, a lamentable deterioration of morals.
- (None) Expressive of grief; mournful: as, a lamentable cry.
- (None) Miserable; pitiful; low; poor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) bad; unfortunate