noun see lamentable

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Lamentableness — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lamentableness — n. state of being regrettable, grievousness, unfortunateness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lamentableness — lam·en·ta·ble·ness …   English syllables

  • lamentableness — noun see lamentable …   Useful english dictionary

  • lamentable — lamentableness, n. lamentably, adv. /leuh men teuh beuhl, lam euhn teuh /, adj. 1. that is to be lamented; regrettable; unfortunate: a lamentable decision. 2. Rare. mournful. [1400 50; late ME < L lamentabilis, equiv. to lamenta(ri) (see LAMENT)… …   Universalium

  • lamentable — adjective Date: 15th century 1. that is to be regretted or lamented ; deplorable 2. expressing grief ; mournful • lamentableness noun • lamentably adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • deplorability — n. lamentableness, quality of being regrettable …   English contemporary dictionary

  • weak — weak, feeble, frail, fragile, infirm, decrepit can mean not strong enough to bear, resist, or endure strain or pressure or to withstand difficulty, effort, or use. Weak is by far the widest in its range of application, being not only… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • lamentable — /ˈlæməntəbəl/ (say lamuhntuhbuhl), /ləˈmɛntəbəl/ (say luh mentuhbuhl) adjective 1. that is to be lamented: a lamentable occurrence. 2. Rare mournful. –lamentableness, noun –lamentably, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

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