Translation of parlous in Spanish:


lamentable, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈpɑːləs//ˈpɑrləs/


formal, humorous

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    • Finally, I want to talk quite seriously about the parlous state of politics in this House.
    • The railways emerged in a parlous state, in dire need of a major overhaul.
    • We come in day after day, lament the parlous state of the telecoms industry and resolve on a regular basis to get new means of employment.
    • That is not a high level of income, but when one considers a number of other issues one finds that it is becoming even more difficult and parlous for people to live on it.
    • And how do you sap the energy of the insurgency when the parlous state of the economy keeps everyone desperately poor?