Meaning of “lamentable” in the English Dictionary

"lamentable" in British English

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lamentableadjective

uk /ləˈmen.tə.bəl/ /ˈlæm.ən.tə.bəl/ us /ləˈmen.t̬ə.bəl/ /ˈlæm.ən.t̬ə.bəl/ formal
lamentably
adverb uk /ləˈmen.tə.bli/ /ˈlæm.ən.tə.bli/ us /ləˈmen.t̬ə.bli/ /ˈlæm.ən.t̬ə.bli/

The government, says the report, have carried out lamentably few of their promises.

(Definition of “lamentable” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lamentable" in American English

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lamentableadjective

us /ləˈmen·tə·bəl, ˈlæm·ən·tə-/ fml

regrettable:

a lamentable failure of nerve

(Definition of “lamentable” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)