Definition of Deplore

1. Verb. Express strong disapproval of. "We deplore the government's treatment of political prisoners"




2. Verb. Regret strongly. "They deplore that there was a traffic accident "; "We lamented the loss of benefits"
Exact synonyms: Bemoan, Bewail, Lament
Generic synonyms: Complain, Kick, Kvetch, Plain, Quetch, Sound Off
Derivative terms: Lamentable, Lamenter

Definition of Deplore

1. v. t. To feel or to express deep and poignant grief for; to bewail; to lament; to mourn; to sorrow over.

2. v. i. To lament.

Definition of Deplore

1. Verb. (transitive) To bewail; to weep bitterly over; to feel sorrow for. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To condemn; to express strong disapproval of. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deplore

1. to regret strongly [v -PLORED, -PLORING, -PLORES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deplore

depletion
depletion method
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deplication
deplorability
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deplorableness
deplorably
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deplorations
deplore (current term)
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deployability
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Literary usage of Deplore

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1. The Lusiad: Or, The Discovery of India: an Epic Poem by Luís de Camões, William Julius Mickle (1809)
"Along the shore The Halcyons, mindful of their fate, deplore* ; As beating round ... The Halcyons, mindful of their fate, deplore —Ceyx, ..."

2. History of Europe During the Middle Ages by Henry Hallam (1899)
"But we learn from a contemporary Greek to deplore the fate of many other pieces of sculpture, which were destroyed in wantonness, or even coined into brass ..."

3. British Poets of the Nineteenth Century: Poems by Wordsworth, Coleridge by Curtis Hidden Page (1910)
"What is it we deplore ? Or thy dark spires of fretted cypresses Bordering the channel of the milky-way. Fiesole and Valdarno must be dreams Hereafter, ..."

4. Chinese Immigration in Its Social and Economical Aspects by George Frederick Seward (1881)
"Housekeepers would deplore the removal of the Chinese. Whether the Chinese make good servants is a question which has been variously answered in California. ..."

5. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen by Robert Chambers (1835)
"The birks on Yarrow now deplore, Thy mournful muse has left the shore ; Near what bright burn, or chrystal spring, Did you your winsome whistle hing Ï ..."

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