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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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The interests--interests, breathless and immense!--with which I am here concerned, begin with the deplorable calamity of Marian's illness.
Matters were in this unfortunate condition, and the club was threatened with approaching dissolution, when an unexpected circumstance occurred to prevent so deplorable a catastrophe.
"He hopes!--He is not sure!-- and he waits for the moment when we are encased to make this deplorable admission!
His grief now took another turn, and discharged itself in a gentler way, till he became at last cool enough to reason with his passion, and to consider what steps were proper to be taken in his deplorable condition.
The three worthies turned their faces towards The Boot, with the intention of passing the night in that place of rendezvous, and of seeking the repose they so much needed in the shelter of their old den; for now that the mischief and destruction they had purposed were achieved, and their prisoners were safely bestowed for the night, they began to be conscious of exhaustion, and to feel the wasting effects of the madness which had led to such deplorable results.
There are deplorable accounts from Africa, and the Australian aborigines appear to have been already exterminated.
My Scharzberger of '96 must also be rescued, so far as our earnest and united efforts can do it, from what would be a deplorable waste of a great vintage." He levered his great bulk off the desk, upon which he had sat while he announced the doom of the planet.
This would seem expressively ordained by Providence to prevent the overstocking of the islands with a race too indolent to cultivate the ground, and who, for that reason alone, would, by any considerable increase in their numbers, be exposed to the most deplorable misery.
In justice to the missionaries, however, I will willingly admit, that where-ever evils may have resulted from their collective mismanagement of the business of the mission, and from the want of vital piety evinced by some of their number, still the present deplorable condition of the Sandwich Islands is by no means wholly chargeable against them.
It was an accident, and deplorable - most deplorable." Here he smiled sweetly all round the mess.
Grimsby, who had been talking away, at my elbow, with sententious gravity all the time; but I had been too much absorbed in contemplating the deplorable state of the other two - especially Arthur - to attend to him.
see if that'll settle you!' cried Hattersley, snatching up a footstool and hurting it at the head of his host; but he as well as missed his aim, and the latter still sat collapsed and quaking with feeble laughter, with tears running down his face: a deplorable spectacle indeed.
Summary: Washington [US] November 9 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump has congratulated his supporters on the first anniversary of his historic win in the 2016 presidential election, by sardonically addressing them as "deplorables", a term which was coined by his former Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.
Let us go ahead and use Democrat nominee Hilary Clinton's words and call these millions of Trump supporters, who believe and repeat every word he says without seemingly a single frame of thought of their own, the "deplorables".