deplorable :

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di plaw ruh buhl

  • s  bad; unfortunate
    my finances were in a deplorable state
  • s  of very poor quality or condition
    deplorable housing conditions in the inner city
  • s  bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure
    a deplorable act of violence

  • On Wright, says his comments were deplorable and offensive, but also notes the reverend made "enormous contributions to his community, and has turned a lot of lives around.
  • The present disgusting and deplorable situation in New York State is not new under the modern Roman-Tammany system.
  • I find it deplorable that anyone who considers themselves a Christian to be against anything founded on two peole loving one another.
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  • Pope Benedict XVI in
    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."
  • John Prescott in International Herald Tribune
    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...
  • Vyron Polydoras in International Herald Tribune
    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."

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