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