Deplore meaning

dĭ-plôr
To deplore is defined as to be sorry about or to strongly disapprove of something.

An example of to deplore is being very sad about the death of a friend.

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To regard as unfortunate or wretched.
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To feel or express strong disapproval of; condemn.
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To express sorrow or grief over.
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To regret; bemoan.
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To be regretful or sorry about; lament.
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To condemn as wrong; disapprove of.
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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.

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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.

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Origin of deplore

  • French déplorer lament, regret from Latin dēplōrāre dē- de- plōrāre to wail

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French déplorer, from Old French deplorer, from Latin dēplōrāre (“to lament over, bewail”), from dē- + plōrāre (“to wail, weep aloud”); origin uncertain.

    From Wiktionary