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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdeplorablede‧plor‧a‧ble /dɪˈplɔːrəbəl/ adjective formal  BAD BEHAVIOUR OR ACTIONSvery bad, unpleasant, and shocking syn appalling The prisoners were held in deplorable conditions. His conduct was deplorable.deplorably adverb
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deplorableAmerican day care centers range from excellent to deplorable.Does not the Minister realise that the unemployment figures in the Province are deplorable?It is in respect of bad human behaviour generally that the almost complete absence of condemnation from organised religion is so deplorable.Tories in the region say recent royal coverage has been deplorable.a deplorable mistakeIn addition to their harsh sentences, the prisoners have been exposed to deplorable prison conditions.When will he do something about that deplorable record?Whatever you may think about the morality of abortion, these are the most deplorable scare tactics.Would the Prime Minister explain why he thinks that deplorable situation exists?To a certain extent, the deplorable state of manners is just another trendy morsel for public devouring.Something must be done about the deplorable state of our roads.deplorable conditionsVincent had looked up Sien and been dismayed to find her and the children in poor health and deplorable conditions.On Tuesday afternoon, officers said they had experienced enough of the household's deplorable conditions to arrest her.
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