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 for lamentable
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lamentable \Lam"en*ta*ble\, a. [L. lamentabilis: cf. F.
     1. Mourning; sorrowful; expressing grief; as, a lamentable
        countenance. [Archaic] "Lamentable eye." --Spenser.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Fitted to awaken lament; to be lamented; sorrowful;
        pitiable; regrettable; unfortunate; as, a lamentable
        misfortune, or error. "Lamentable helplessness." --Burke.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. Miserable; pitiful; paltry; -- in a contemptuous or
        ridiculous sense. --Bp. Stillingfleet. --
        Lam"en*ta*ble*ness, n. -- Lam"en*ta*bly, adv.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable
             state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad
             shape"; "a sorry state of affairs" [syn: deplorable,
             distressing, lamentable, pitiful, sad, sorry]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  120 Moby Thesaurus words for "lamentable":
     abominable, affecting, afflictive, aggrieved, anguished, arrant,
     atrocious, awful, base, beastly, beneath contempt, bitter,
     blameworthy, bleak, brutal, calamitous, careworn, cheerless,
     comfortless, contemptible, deplorable, depressing, depressive,
     despicable, detestable, dire, discomforting, disgusting, dismal,
     dismaying, distressful, distressing, doleful, dolorific,
     dolorogenic, dolorous, dreadful, dreary, dumb with grief,
     egregious, enormous, fetid, filthy, flagrant, foul, fulsome,
     grief-stricken, griefful, grieved, grievous, gross, hateful,
     heartbreaking, heinous, horrible, horrid, in grief, infamous,
     intolerable, joyless, loathsome, lousy, lugubrious, miserable,
     monstrous, mournful, moving, nasty, nefarious, noisome, notorious,
     obnoxious, odious, offensive, outrageous, painful, pathetic,
     piteous, pitiable, pitiful, plaintive, plangent, plunged in grief,
     poignant, rank, regrettable, reprehensible, repulsive, rotten,
     rueful, sad, saddening, scandalous, schlock, scurvy, shabby,
     shameful, sharp, shocking, shoddy, sordid, sore, sorrowed,
     sorrowful, sorrowing, squalid, tearful, terrible, too bad,
     touching, unclean, uncomfortable, unfortunate, vile, villainous,
     woebegone, woeful, worst, worthless, wretched

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