(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.) Alt. of Woful
(1) Brazil, despite some woeful performances this year, is still the most successful international team but has not exactly been a political giant for most of its existence.
(2) Even if Honda manage to improve their woeful power unit and McLaren make improvements to their indifferent car, it is difficult to see the team running better than mid-table next term.
(3) The bill will allow same-sex marriage for the first time in the UK; it will offer the opportunity to convert civil partnerships to marriages; it will offer opt-in rights to religious establishments, with the exception of the Church of England; it will also allow transgender people to change their legal gender without dissolving their marriages (a woeful omission from earlier legislation).
(4) Herrera’s bending cross reached Depay and he punished Watford’s woeful marking by cushioning a firm volley past Heurelho Gomes.
(5) TOP-AND-BOTTOM-OF-THE-TABLE BEATINGS "Nottingham Forest's woeful 4-0 home defeat to Scunthorpe made me think: what's the worst defeat suffered by a team leading its league?"
(6) The woeful lack of clarity does not engender confidence and trust.
(7) His first touch is woeful and a shooting chance goes a begging.
(8) However, Nwofor capitalised on some woeful defending from Hanley in the 90th minute to sweep the ball home from close range.
(9) Labour’s communication strategy remains woeful, and it lacks the means to develop a grand narrative that ties this all together, or a way of getting out of the “but you caused the last crisis through your profligacy” trap.
(10) He’s a man that, at 22, clearly has the world at his feet.” Everton could not have wished for a better start as Villa’s woeful defending at set pieces was again exposed.
(11) This would be a woeful prospect when taken in isolation, but seems more reprehensible when we know that others with much greater liabilities (moral if not legal ones) are treated with kid gloves.
(12) Kevin Mountford of Moneysupermarket.com said most savers were still earning "very woeful rates" and could improve their returns by shopping around.
(13) "I've been shocked at how America's politicians have been cowed into a woeful, shameful virtual silence by the gun lobbyists and the all-powerful National Rifle Association in particular," Morgan said.
(14) The atomic lobby sometimes tries to pass off this woeful track record as ancient history, but it is not – just ask the Finns .
(15) Its computer systems are still woeful, with paper files still used more often than the tools of modern electronic case management.
(16) The figures in computing and engineering are woeful and I think that is to do with perceptions.
(17) I've gone for the 49ers 31-21, but I've had a pretty woeful playoffs as far as predictions go.
(18) Despite Cameron's promises that he would lead the campaign to empower women and ensure female equality, Britain ranks a woeful 65th in the world in terms of female representation in parliament behind Kazakhstan, Lesotho and even Afghanistan.
(19) Their own civil servants have already advised them that 40,000 more children would fall into poverty as a result of extending the cap (this is likely to be a woeful underestimate of the true figure).
(20) And the public accounts committee has decried the woeful success rate of his schemes.