deplorable deplorable  /dɪ ˈplɔ rə bəl/


  1. (adj) bad; unfortunate
  2. (adj) of very poor quality or condition
  3. (adj) bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure


  1. I find it deplorable that anyone who considers themselves a Christian to be against anything founded on two peole loving one another.
  2. The present disgusting and deplorable situation in New York State is not new under the modern Roman-Tammany system.
  3. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and state political officials have been well aware of the issue of overcrowding, and the deplorable conditions that go along with it, for some time.


  1. Crimetracker: 31 animals living in filth rescued from Monroe Co. home

    More than two dozen animals are finally recovering after deputies rescued them from a Tellico Plains home. Deputies say they were left without food and water for ten days, and lived in deplorable conditions. They're now searching for the person responsible.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WVLT-TV Knoxville

  2. WYANDOTTE: City shuts down filthy house, several arrests made while searching for runaway girl

    WYANDOTTE — The city has shut down a “house of ill fame” because of its deplorable living conditions after police went there Wednesday morning looking for a runaway teenager.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The News-Herald

  3. Nearly 400 rabbits found in feces riddled garage

    Feces littered the walls and floors of a small garage on the city’s south side when Indianapolis Animal Care and Control arrived on the scene Tuesday. Officials found nearly 400 rabbits living in the deplorable conditions at a home in …
    on June 12, 2013     Source: FOX 59 Indianapolis


  1. "I think the manner was quite deplorable really. I don't think one can endorse in any way that, whatever your views about capital punishment," Prescott said in an interview with British Broadcasting Corp. radio. "Frankly, to get the kind of...
    on Jan 2, 2007 By: John Prescott Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Benedict said he wanted to write to Belgium's bishops "at this sad moment" to express his solidarity "for the surprising and deplorable way in which the searches were conducted."
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source:

  3. "It is very likely that this is the work of a domestic group," Public Order Vyron Polydoras said. "We believe this effort to revive terrorism is deplorable and will not succeed."
    on Jan 11, 2007 By: Vyron Polydoras Source: International Herald Tribune

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tacit tacit
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