(Latin: to weep, to cry out, to bewail, to lament,)

deplorability (s) (noun) (no pl)
Regarding something which deserves censure or contempt; wretched: The deplorability of their living conditions is too miserable and pitiful to describe.
deplorable (adjective), more deplorable, most deplorable
1. A reference to something which is worthy of severe condemnation or reproach: A man was arrested because he committed a deplorable act of violence at the end of the baseball game when his team lost.
2. Referring to a lamentable or woeful situation: Jane's apartment was in a deplorable condition of filth.
3. Relating to a wretched or bad condition: Too many people were living in deplorable houses in Jack's neighborhood.
A reference to a grievous and miserable results.
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1. A condition causing or being a subject for grief or regret; lamentable: "She felt terrible about the deplorable death of a friend."
2. A reference to causing or being a subject for censure, reproach, or disapproval; wretched; very bad: "Their hotel room was in a deplorable condition."
deplorably (adverb), more deplorably, most deplorably
Concerning how a person acts in an unfortunate, wretched, or bad manner: The children behaved deplorably and dreadfully at Jill's party.
deplore (verb), deplores; deplored; deploring
1. To regret deeply or strongly; to lament: Many people deplore the present state of morality in films, the radio, videos, etc.
2. To disapprove of; to censure: Billy's fellow elementary school students say that they deplore his constant use of vulgar language.
3. To feel or to express deep grief for or in regard to something: The students deplored the death of their biology teacher.
To feel or to express deep grief for something.
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deplorer (s) (noun), deplorers (pl)
Someone who expresses strong disapproval of something or who regrets strongly about what is being done or a condition which exists: Max was a deplorer of the government's treatment of political prisoners.
deploringly (adverb), more deploringly, most deploringly
A description of grief or sorrow for something: The passenger deploringly expressed his grief at what happened on his flight back home.
explorable (adjective), more explorable, most explorable
1. Worthy of being researched or inquired into: While working on their project, Joyce and Susan did a lot of explorable investigation and fact-finding on the internet.
2. Possible of being traveled around or surveyed: When planning their camping trip, Jim and Janet wanted to go into an explorable region where they could go on long walks and discover new sights for themselves.
1. The act or an instance of exploring: "They went on an Arctic exploration to see the animal life."
2. The act of exploring, penetrating, or ranging over for purposes of discovery, especially of geographical discovery.
1. To travel to or in a place in order to discover what it is like or what is there.
2. To make a careful investigation or study of something by exploring all possible avenues of research.
3. To make a search of an area for natural resources; such as, mineral deposits.
4. To examine a part of the body in order to make a medical diagnosis.
5. Etymology: from Latin explorare, "to investigate, to search out"; said to be originally a hunting term, which meant "to shout out (the game)"; that is, "to elicit the game through the shouts of the beaters and the cries of the dogs".
—Dr. Ernest Klein, A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the English Language,
Elsevier Publishing Company; Amsterdam, 1966.
1. Someone who explores, especially any one who explores a geographic area.
2. An implement or a tool used for exploring; a probe.
3. Any instrument used in exploring or sounding a wound, a cavity in a tooth, etc.
The act of imploring or an earnest supplication.
1. To plead with someone to do something: "The tenants implored their landlord not to sell the house.
2. To beg or to pray for something urgently, to entreat.
3. Etymology: from Latin implorare "to call for help, to beseech"; originally, "to invoke with weeping"; from in-, "upon" + plorare, "to weep, to cry out".
1. Someone who implores (begs urgently or piteously, as for aid or mercy).
2. Anyone who beseeches or who entreats.
1. Earnestly asking for something, as with an imploring look.
2. Appealing in supplication; beseeching: "We implored the court to have mercy."
3. To beg for urgently; to entreat.