Definition of deplorably in English:



  • See deplorable

    • ‘Writers working in languages other than English get deplorably little attention in Britain, so you can bet that the most underrated authors are ‘foreigners’ you've never read.’
    • ‘The long delays for an ambulance service, to come to an accident, or to convey a sick person in these areas is deplorably slow.’
    • ‘I know someone - a gifted artist - who chose to give up her analysis rather than tell her analyst that she found his taste in paintings deplorably vulgar.’
    • ‘It also held that serious negligence that fell deplorably short of the standard patients are entitled to expect from their doctors could constitute serious professional misconduct.’
    • ‘As a regular car user on Station Road the lights on the present zebra crossing are deplorably faint.’