An example of to deplore is being very sad about the death of a friend.
- to be regretful or sorry about; lament
- to regard as unfortunate or wretched
- to condemn as wrong; disapprove of
Origin of deploreFrench déplorer ; from Classical Latin deplorare ; from de-, intensive + plorare, to weep
transitive verbde·plored, de·plor·ing, de·plores
- To feel or express strong disapproval of; condemn: “Somehow we had to master events, not simply deplore them” (Henry A. Kissinger).
- To express sorrow or grief over.
- To regret; bemoan.
Origin of deploreFrench déplorer, lament, regret, from Latin dēplōrāre : dē-, de- + plōrāre, to wail.
(third-person singular simple present deplores, present participle deploring, simple past and past participle deplored)
- To bewail; to weep bitterly over; to feel sorrow for.
- I deplore my neighbour for having lost his job.
- The UNHCR deplores the recent events in Sudan.
- I deplore not having listened to your advice.
- To condemn; to express strong disapproval of.
- I deplore how you treated him at the party.
- Many people deplore the actions of a corrupt government.