Lamentable Lam"en*ta*ble, a. [L. lamentabilis: cf. F. lamentable.] 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]

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