deplorable (dĭ-PLÔR-ə-bəl)


Definition (Adjective) To be deplored or lamented; lamentable, very sad, grievous, miserable, wretched. Now chiefly used of events, conditions, circumstances. In Context "There is a deplorable tendency to refer to others with whom we do not agree as 'reds,' 'communists,' 'fascists,' 'atheists,' 'radicals,' and other choice epithets." "No Time for Racial Hatreds Among American Citizens," The Capital Times, October 19, 1939.