graded adjective & adjective If you describe something as lamentable, you mean that it is very unfortunate or disappointing. [literary, feelings] ⇒ This lamentable state of affairs lasted until 1947. ⇒ His command of English was lamentable. lamentably (læməntəbli
) adverb [usu ADV adj] [oft ADV with v] ⇒ There are still lamentably few women surgeons. ⇒ They have failed lamentably. ⇒ There are, lamentably, no set rules.
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