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deplorableadjective

uk   /dɪˈplɔː.rə.bl̩/  us   /-ˈplɔːr.ə-/ formal
very bad: I thought his behaviour was absolutely deplorable. They are forced to live in deplorable conditions.
deplorably
adverb uk   us   /-bli/
He behaved deplorably.
Translations of “deplorable”
in Chinese (Traditional) 非常糟糕的,極其惡劣的…
in Russian предосудительный…
in Turkish üzücü, esef verici, ahlaken kötü…
in Chinese (Simplified) 非常糟糕的,极其恶劣的…
in Polish żałosny, godny ubolewania…
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