What is deplorable?

  • (adj): Bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure.
    Example: "A deplorable act of violence"
    Synonyms: condemnable, criminal, reprehensible
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Famous quotes containing the word deplorable:

    The rush to books and universities is like the rush to the public house. People want to drown their realization of the difficulties of living properly in this grotesque contemporary world, they want to forget their own deplorable inefficiency as artists in life.
    Aldous Huxley (1894–1963)

    My first childish doubt as to whether God could really be a good Protestant was suggested by my observation of the deplorable fact that the best voices available for combination with my mother’s in the works of the great composers had been unaccountably vouchsafed to Roman Catholics.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)