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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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Though Islamabad has repeatedly been saying that it needs trust and respect and not aid, the US President has quite deplorably started hurling accusations and threatening to stop military and civil assistance to Pakistan
Rae's interim report said refugee camps are "deplorably overcrowded and pose a threat to human health and life itself." His interim report drew particular attention the plight of women, saying he heard detailed and graphic accounts from women who made it to Bangladesh about sexual violence and abuse at the hands of the Myanmar military.
Clyde Haberman | NYT Syndicate IT'S an age-old question, and it re-emerges with the revelations about sexual predations that men with power inflicted on women and, in some instances, other men: Can we appreciate art even if it was created by someone who behaved deplorably? Actor Kevin Spacey is accused of sexually assaulting boys and young men.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you: "A bespectacled, 50-year-old widow behaved so deplorably on a Middlesbrough Corporation bus that the 20-year-old conductress fainted and had to be taken to the bus depot and then home."
I had married some 14 years ago with Afghan national and my husband, a driver was a sole breadwinner for family she deplorably said.
The head said, Deplorably we don't join any worth to water; we use more water than our needs and waste it with exclusion."
SITA Sembcorp (SSUK) said 750 people were on the site, employed by more than 30 different sub-contractors, adding: "SSUK does not agree that workers employed on site are exploited, or being treated deplorably."
Ballincollig's Frank McCarthy, replied: "You have embarrassed the county, you let us down deplorably."
"The defendant behaved deplorably and he accepts that.
Despite such obvious efforts, some international parties and some media have deplorably voided human rights principles of their noble meaning and opted to attempt to politicize issues and attack the sovereign rights of countries.
In her words, "Australia is ashamed of this policy." The report should come as little surprise, given that the commission held a similar inquiry a decade ago raising the same concerns but to no avail: That children who spend a long time in detention are at high risk of serious mental harm, that mandatory detention of children violates international laws, that conditions in camps are deplorably bad.
CIVIL servants who face losing their jobs with the Government's closure of the Companies House centre in Cardiff have been treated "deplorably", a leading Labour AM has said.
But when Lee Mason flourished a red with near-exuberance and, deplorably, Nikica Jelavic punched the air, it felt like a defining moment of the season's final climb - a moment to galvanise or a moment to complete the perfect seven-day implosion.
Ban condemns barrel-bomb attacks "The Secretary-General is following with deep concern the continued armed escalation in Syria, most deplorably the ongoing aerial attacks and the use of 'barrel bombs' to brutal, devastating effect in populated areas," said Ban's spokesman, Martin Nesirky.
PESHAWAR -- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has said that the standard of education has deteriorated deplorably due to frequent transfer of teachers in the public sector schools on political basis in the past.