(a.) Worthy of being deplored or lamented; lamentable; causing grief; hence, sad; calamitous; grievous; wretched; as, life's evils are deplorable.
(1) We write to deplore the coalition's withdrawal of support from the hugely successful school sport partnerships (" Michael Gove's plan to slash sports funding in schools splits cabinet ", News).
(2) The standards committee report by a cross-party group of MPs said it "deplored" stings but would "not hesitate to act in such cases if wrongdoing had occurred".
(3) We deplore the proposal of the secretary of state Eric Pickles to “take over” the democratically elected council in Tower Hamlets ( Report , 5 November).
(4) In a decision described as deplorable by some, it emerged on Sunday that Athens had refused to endorse an EU statement criticising the crackdown on activists and dissidents under the Chinese president, Xi Jinping .
(5) While deplorable and to a degree self-defeating, this insouciant defiance also makes a grim kind of sense, both historically and reinforced by recent events.
(6) "The way ministers have sought to blame civil servants in the Department for Transport before any of the facts have been established has been deplorable, but sadly not out of character," said Mark Serwotka, the PCS general secretary.
(7) Deplores the continuing flows of mercenaries into the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and calls upon all Member States to comply strictly with their obligations under paragraph 9 of resolution 1970 (2011) to prevent the provision of armed mercenary personnel to the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; Ban on flights 17.
(8) It’s a sign there is an utter ruthlessness and depravity about this movement which is hideous and sickening and deplorable.
(9) Those who deplore Ed Miliband for taking money from Unite, or deplore David Cameron for taking money from millionaires, should support the alternative.” On Saturday Labour’s leader Ed Miliband accused the government of turning a blind eye to the financial affairs of the rich, and claimed the revelations over the industrial scale of tax avoidance at HSBC in Switzerland crystallised a “deeply divisive injustice”.
(10) She depicted Burkhardt's attitude and response as "deplorable" and "unacceptable".
(11) The unprecedented rise in the cost of living and the deplorable state of hospitals have put the people in the exact position that Museveni and his cronies want them to be – a place where many are too worried about their next meal to care about abstract political ideas and rights.
(12) He deplored permissivism, and was not frightened of being quoted to that effect; he was a member of the British Catholic Stage Guild, and served as its vice-president for some time.
(13) From Reuters: "The secretary general said in a statement he was surprised this deplorable crime would happen during the visit of a team of international investigators with the United Nations who are already tasked with investigating chemical weapons use," the official news agency Mena said.
(14) They are Americans, and they deserve your respect.” The chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), Reince Priebus, echoed Pence in a statement, saying: “The truly deplorable thing in this race is the shameful level of condescension and disrespect Hillary Clinton is showing to her fellow citizens.” Trump, per his habit, initially responded on Twitter .
(15) This deficit model is invoked to explain the commonly deplored typically male behavioral and attitudinal characteristics.
(16) Because, as Rafael Behr so astutely observed recently , when immigration minister Mark Harper's rhetoric, in justifying this deplorable campaign, strays in the same breath on to immigration in general putting "pressure on our infrastructure", the distinction between legal and illegal immigrant is lost.
(17) On Twitter on Saturday, the longtime Trump confidante and former Nixon operative Roger Stone embraced the “deplorables” phrase , sharing a meme that grouped supporters of the Republican nominee, including the InfoWars.com host Alex Jones , in a takeoff of the action movie The Expendables.
(18) Errors of famous scientists in the younger past are deplorable.
(19) "There is no consistency in the outlook of the Nigerian maniacs: they use weapons produced by the very capitalist system they claim to deplore, for instance.
(20) Under pressure from Leveson, Gove did agree that both phone hacking and bribery or corruption of officials were to be deplored.
(a.) Deserving to be execrated; accursed; damnable; detestable; abominable; as, an execrable wretch.
(1) All the statistics released about the Work Programme show execrable results, and yet we've heard nothing about penalties, or remaking the contracts, or rethinking the system.
(2) A critical review of epidemiological and experimental data from the literature has been made in an attempt to present an objective picture of this controversial and sensitive question and to encourage further research, which may ultimately determine whether arsenic deserves its execrable reputation.
(3) LP: My only experience of this was - and this might end up selling a lot of videos of a film that no one's ever seen - I produced a really execrable film in the mid-70s called Lisztomania, and I hope that no one here's seen it.
(4) Unrecorded in the YouGov poll are people who dislike all-women shortlists but dislike yet more the reason for their continued existence: the very culture that just created the execrable, the relentlessly mocked Woman Who Made up Her Mind .
(5) Its performance over the scandal of Winterbourne View was execrable, and this seemed to speak of much wider and more fundamental problems in its approach, resourcing and leadership.
(6) For the dark knight, readers will recall with horror George Clooney's bemused and Bat-nippled turn in the execrable Batman and Robin in 1997.
(7) The narrator, Nancy Hawkins, is a woman editor in a publishing house in the 1950s; her sworn enemy the execrable, self-congratulatory writer Hector Bartlett, to whom she refers to as the pisseur de copie.
(8) They included "the massacre of people solely for reasons of their religious adherence"; "the execrable practice[s] of decapitation, crucifixion and hanging of corpses in public places"; "the choice imposed on Christians and Yazidis between conversion to Islam, payment of a tax (jizya) and exodus"; "the forced expulsion of tens of thousands of people, including children, old people, pregnant women and the sick"; "the abduction of women and girls belonging to the Yazidi and Christian communities as war booty (sabaya)", and "the imposition of the barbaric practice of infibulation".
(9) PII certificates, he said, had previously been greeted by "howls of execration".
(10) Those movies include turkeys such as Jack and Jill and the execrable That's My Boy , though the rather better-performing Grown Ups 2 does not feature for statistical purposes because it falls outside the time period being factored in by Forbes.
(11) Lucas, the ultimate fanboy, has been the biggest culprit with his execrable prequels.
(12) I can already hear the howls of execration: now you're claiming that this cooling is the result of warming!
(13) His sweeping pronouncements never fail to set the leaves aflutter in the groves of academe, and his name surely is execrated in cultural studies departments from sea to shining sea across America.
(14) I’d like to be there, watching, when the old family films are played, and I’d like to impose my execrable musical taste on my friends and watch their faces as they suffer it.
(15) Ford, who is currently promoting his role in the sci-fi movie Ender's Game , is also taking a role in the latest film in Sylvester Stallone's execrable Expendables series .