Etymology
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lamentable (adj.)

c. 1400, "sad, sorrowful," from Latin lamentabilis "full of sorrow, mournful; lamentable, deplorable," from lamentari "to wail, moan, weep" (see lamentation). Early 15c. as "distressing, grievous." Related: Lamentably.

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Definitions of lamentable

lamentable (adj.)
bad; unfortunate;
a lamentable decision
From wordnet.princeton.edu