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deplorable

1. A derogatory term for a supporter of Donald Trump who is considered racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, etc. The term derives from a campaign speech given by Hillary Clinton, Trump's opponent in the 2016 US presidential election, in which she said half of his supporters could be put in a category she called "the basket of deplorables." These deplorables are ruining this country for everyone—including themselves.
2. An ironic self-identification adopted by some supporters of Donald Trump after Hillary Clinton, his opponent in the 2016 US presidential election, said in a campaign speech that half of his supporters could be put in a category she called "the basket of deplorables." We are proud deplorables who voted for President Trump, thank you very much.
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A spokesman said: "Stealing an ambulance from a station is a deplorable act.
'We spend hours on that road because of its deplorable state.
My colleagues and I still witnessed deplorable conditions--children barely older than toddlers in cells; families that had been separated from one another; and holding centers that were little more than animal sheds, with chain-link fences and padlocks used to lock up men, women, and children.
Departments from the UAE's Ajman Government -- including General Command of Ajman Police, Ajman Municipality and Planning Departments, Ajman Medical District, and the Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Centre in Ajman -- have been given one week by HH Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman and Chairman of Ajman Executive Council to submit a detailed report into the 'deplorable incident' that saw contaminated water being delivered to a residential tower in Ajman earlier this June.
Last night, North East MSP Lewis Macdonald branded the culprits "deplorable".
He said their 'deplorable' objectives would not be achieved.
LAHORE -- Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch Parvez Elahi has said that those who are running a planned campaign against NAB and its Chairman Justice (R) Javed Iqbal are in fact doing enmity with a prominent national institution and Pakistan but failure in their deplorable objectives is their fate.
New Delhi: A day after newly-elected Parliamentarian Gautam Gambhir described as "deplorable" the assault on a Muslim man in Gurugram, actor Anupam Kher on Tuesday advised the cricketer-turned-politician to not "fall into the trap of getting popular with a section of media."
We have recently witnessed deplorable conditions of one of the county government hospitals in Central.
Farming communities along Sankor, Akyinim and Akwidaa located in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region have been have been cut off from the capital of the district, Agona Nkwanta, to sell their farm produce, following the bad and deplorable nature of the Sankor Akwidaa road.
MANAMA: Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa yesterday criticised what he termed Qatar's deplorable approach in filing cases everywhere using forged documents and deceit.
KARACHI -- Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah Friday condemned the incident that took place on the floor of Sindh Assembly and termed it deplorable and uncalled-for.
Summary: New Delhi (India) Jan 22 (ANI): Claiming that his mother has not received any summon from the Enforcement Directorate, businessman Robert Vadra on Tuesday said that her name is being dragged as part of political vendetta and that going to such an extent is deplorable.
Ejercito also took to Twitter to condemn the businessman's assassination, calling it 'deplorable.'
Former cricketer-turned-analyst Sikander Bakht called Pakistan's batting deplorable." Our batsmen do not know how to handle the pressure.