(computing) Obsolescent; said of a construct in a computing language considered old, and planned to be phased out, but still available for use.
Origin of deprecated
From Latindeprecatus, past participle of deprecari (“to pray against (a present or impending evil), pray for, intercede for (that which is in danger), rarely imprecate"), from de (“off") + precari (“to pray").
Deprecated Sentence Examples
But this difficulty need not be permanent, and the assumption is much to be deprecated.
From the emoluments of a profession he " might have derived an ample fortune, or a competent income instead of being stinted to the same narrow allowance, to be increased only by an event which he sincerely deprecated."
His acquittal was to be deprecated as establishing a dangerous precedent in regard to outrages on the sovereign.
Though opposed to a monopoly of political power in the South by the great slaveholders, he deprecated anti-slavery agitation (even favouring denial of the right of petition on that subject) as threatening abolition or the dissolution of the Union, and went with his sectional leaders so far as to demand freedom of choice for the Territories, and protection for slavery where it existed - this even so late as 1860.
Yet he considered it, even in these stages, of so much importance towards that end that, notwithstanding the individual suffering arising from the struggle for life, he deprecated any great reduction in the natural, by which he seems to mean the ordinary, rate of increase.