Deplore Definition

deplored, deplores, deploring
deplored, deplores, deploring
To be regretful or sorry about; lament.
Webster's New World
To regard as unfortunate or wretched.
Webster's New World
To express sorrow or grief over.
American Heritage
To condemn as wrong; disapprove of.
Webster's New World

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.

Origin of Deplore

  • 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

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

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

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