(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.) Not fortunate; unsuccessful; not prosperous; unlucky; attended with misfortune; unhappy; as, an unfortunate adventure; an unfortunate man; an unfortunate commander; unfortunate business.
(n.) An unfortunate person.
(1) Unfortunately, due to confidentiality clauses that have been imposed on us by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, we are unable to provide our full names and … titles … However, we believe the evidence that will be submitted will validate the statements that we are making in this submission.” The submission detailed specific allegations – including names and dates – of sexual abuse of child detainees, violence and bullying of children, suicide attempts by children and medical neglect.
(2) Unfortunately more than three quantitative data cannot be judged simultaneously without help of mathematical methods.
(3) Unfortunately, peanut reaction is not outgrown and remains a life-long threat.
(4) Unfortunately for the governor, he could win both states and still face the overwhelming likelihood of failure if he doesn't take Ohio, where the poll found Obama out front 51-43.
(5) Unfortunately, under the Faustian pact we have witnessed a double whammy: fiscal policy being used to reduce government spending when the economy is already depressed.
(6) But Syrians have borne the brunt of the hatred because of the unfortunate way they became associated with Morsi in the dying days of his presidency.
(7) Unfortunately, it does not contain a population of undifferentiated stem cells to supply the necessary healthy neurons.
(8) Father Vincent Twomey said that given the damage done by Smyth and the repercussions of his actions, "one way or another the cardinal has unfortunately lost his moral credibility".
(9) Unfortunately, both the malleus and the stapes have to be in good position to use this type of reconstruction making it much less common than other forms of ossiculoplasty.
(10) And of course, as the articles are shared far and wide across the apparently much-hated web, they become gospel to those who read them and unfortunately become quasi-religious texts to musicians of all stripes who blame the internet for everything that is wrong with their careers.
(11) Unfortunately, it probably won’t happen with many countries … But if we can have a great relationship with Russia, and China, and all countries, I’m all for that, that would be a tremendous asset.
(12) Unfortunately, transitional cell carcinoma may involve other regions of the prostate that are inaccessible by cystoscopy.
(13) Actually, I think these are worthy subjects for discussion but, unfortunately, we don't have the time.
(14) Unfortunately it was the Arab spring that failed , and the rise of Islamic State was one of the results.
(15) Since doctors are generally accepted as experts on health matters, their apparent undue pessimism about cancer prognosis is unfortunate.
(16) Unfortunately, few reflections concern the definition of this criterion, which often is little discussed in the other divisions of the pure and applied chemistry.
(17) Unfortunately for New Mexico State, and fortunately for everyone who had work the next day, there would be no double overtime.
(18) Unfortunately, despite being a much better tolerated curative procedure involving a very brief hospitalization, the use of high-energy direct current (DC) shocks is associated with a low but significant incidence of serious complications including cardiac perforation, hypotension, coronary artery spasm, and late occurrence of ventricular fibrillation.
(19) Unfortunately numerous methodological approaches have not been able to avoid the fact that the real value of such an early diagnosis is not always known.
(20) Unfortunately, the risk factors section in the pregnancy surveillance booklet does not receive sufficient medical documentation.