1. bad; unfortunate

- my finances were in a deplorable state

Similar word(s): bad, distressing, lamentable, pitiful, sad, sorry

2. of very poor quality or condition

- deplorable housing conditions in the inner city

Similar word(s): inferior, execrable, miserable, woeful, wretched

3. bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure

- a deplorable act of violence

Similar word(s): wrong, condemnable, criminal, reprehensible, vicious

Sentences with deplorable as an adjective:

- He is a deplorable boy, frequently being beaten by his parents.