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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 la·men·ta·ble /ˈlæməntəbəl, &dɪvɪdɛ;ləˈmɛn-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lam·en·ta·ble a.
 1. Mourning; sorrowful; expressing grief; as, a lamentable countenance. [Archaic] Lamentable eye.”
 2. Fitted to awaken lament; to be lamented; sorrowful; pitiable; regrettable; unfortunate; as, a lamentable misfortune, or error. Lamentable helplessness.”
 3. Miserable; pitiful; paltry; -- in a contemptuous or ridiculous sense.
 -- Lam*en*ta*ble*ness, n. -- Lam*en*ta*bly, adv.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: an archaic word for mournful; "tell thou the lamentable tale
             of me, And send the hearers weeping to their beds"-
      2: bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state";
         "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape";
         "a sorry state of affairs" [syn: deplorable, distressing,
          pitiful, sad, sorry]