Lam"en*ta*ble (?), a. [L. lamentabilis : cf. F. lamentable.]

1.

Mourning; sorrowful; expressing grief; as, a lamentable countenance.

"Lamentable eye."

Spenser.

2.

Fitted to awaken lament; to be lamented; sorrowful; pitiable; as, a lamentable misfortune, or error.

"Lamentable helplessness."

Burke.

3.

Miserable; pitiful; paltry; -- in a contemptuous or idiculous sense.

Bp. Stillingfleet.

-- Lam"en*ta*ble*ness, n. -- Lam"en*ta*bly, adv.

 

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