One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the conduct of the workers is deplorable’
disgraceful, shameful, dishonourable, disreputable, discreditable, unworthy, shabby, inexcusable, unpardonable, unforgivable
reprehensible, despicable, abominable, base, sordid, vile, hateful, contemptible, loathsome, offensive, execrable, heinous, odious, revolting, unspeakable, beyond contempt, beyond the pale
rare egregious, flagitious
2‘the back garden is in a deplorable state’
lamentable, regrettable, grievous, unfortunate, wretched, dire, atrocious, abysmal, very bad, awful, terrible, dreadful, diabolical
miserable, pitiable, pathetic, sorry, unhappy, sad, woeful
substandard, poor, inadequate, inferior, unsatisfactory, unacceptable
informal appalling, rotten, crummy, lousy, God-awful
British informal chronic
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