(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.) Worthy of reprehension; culpable; censurable; blamable.
(1) The fact that the security service was in possession of and retained the copy tape until the early summer of 1985 and did not bring it to the attention of Mr Stalker is wholly reprehensible,” he wrote.
(2) Details of the episode in October 2011 surfaced publicly last summer when the Bank's executive director for markets, Paul Fisher, told MPs that claims about the "thoroughly reprehensible" allegations had been referred to the regulator.
(3) The authors urge that patients suffering from from facial paralysis should be referred to O.-R.-L. departments right from the start and not when all other methods of treatment have been tried, often with reprehensible empiricism, and found unsuccessful.
(4) And let me say that I find much of the media utterly reprehensible and in need of a new regulator that it can probably get away with setting up itself … Newspapers: Ever so 'umble, sir.
(5) By far the most shocking thing was that McBride was a civil servant at the time, acting in a highly political and thoroughly reprehensible manner.
(6) The dumping of excrement on the statue was “reprehensible and regrettable” and an investigation was under way, the university said in a statement last week.
(7) If you care about people on low incomes, if you care about refugees, if you care about tackling climate change, if you care about the fact that the NHS is chronically underfunded, about divisions, lack of opportunity, failure to maximise potential in the north, then backing a leadership which is going to fail to stand up for any of those causes is utterly reprehensible.
(8) Describing the award as “morally reprehensible” and calling for it to be rescinded, the petition has gathered more than 500 staff signatures.
(9) "It's reprehensible, and there's no room for grey areas," Miliband said.
(10) Like phone hacking or MPs' fiddled expenses, this is an issue that only needs to be described to seem reprehensible.
(11) The sectarian conflict responsible for much of the war's reprehensible human cost was caused in part by the occupying forces' division of the country's political system along sectarian lines.
(12) But corporations, which thrive on their sense of power and control, hate nothing more than having to say sorry unless they are forced to do so because they are squirming on the end of a hook for doing something particularly reprehensible.
(13) Jean Ping, head of the commission of the African Union continental grouping, said he was "deeply concerned by the reprehensible acts currently being perpetrated by some elements of the Malian army".
(14) Cable has alleged that his close friend leaked the ICM polling to the Guardian, describing it as "utterly reprehensible" and "totally unacceptable", and adding that there was no leadership issue.
(15) Facebook Twitter Pinterest Sean Spicer on Assad regime: ‘Even Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons’ Despite one more ineffective attempt to make things right (“Any attack on innocent people is reprehensible and inexcusable.”) Spicer’s combination of callousness and historical amnesia inspired a range of critics – from Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi to Steven Goldstein, director of the Anne Frank Center – to demand that he be fired.
(16) Turkey had last month accused Britain of a “reprehensible” delay in informing the Turkish authorities over the departure to its territory of the three teenage girls.
(17) And many, many other Americans feel the same way.” White House press secretary Josh Earnest called Trump’s remarks “incendiary” and “morally reprehensible”, adding: “What Donald Trump said yesterday disqualifies him from serving as president.” Facebook Twitter Pinterest Trump’s anti-Muslim comments ‘disqualify him for president’, says White House .
(18) Bailey said it was "reprehensible" of George Osborne, the chancellor, to refuse to publicly debate the potential threats and refer to any deal as no more than "a commercial matter between the companies".
(19) Photograph: Paul McErlane Handing down his judgment in McCauley’s appeal last September, Sir Declan Morgan, the lord chief justice of Northern Ireland, was in agreement with Sampson: “The failure of the security service to disclose the tape to Mr Stalker and to provide it to the prosecution was reprehensible.” Furthermore, the deputy head of special branch had initially misled the director of public prosecutions by leading him to believe that there was no listening device in the hayshed.
(20) The events which took place on 17 and 18 February in Malakal Protection of Civilians site are utterly reprehensible,” said Eugene Owusu, the UN’s humanitarian coordinator for South Sudan.