express strong disapproval of
"We deplore the government's treatment of political prisoners"
deplore, lament, bewail, bemoan(verb)
"I deplore this hostile action"; "we lamented the loss of benefits"
To bewail; to weep bitterly over; to feel sorrow for.
To condemn; to express strong disapproval of.
Origin: From deplorare, from de- + plorare; origin uncertain.
to feel or to express deep and poignant grief for; to bewail; to lament; to mourn; to sorrow over
to complain of
to regard as hopeless; to give up
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
de-plōr′, v.t. to feel or express deep grief for.—adj. Deplor′able, lamentable: sad.—n. Deplor′ableness.—adv. Deplor′ably.—n. Deplorā′tion (obs.), lamentation.—adv. Deplor′ingly. [Fr.,—L. deplorāre—de, inten., plorāre, to weep.]
The numerical value of deplore in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of deplore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We deplore the way police acted with violence against a peaceful demonstration.
War kills men, and men deplore the loss; but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants, and so saves societies.
I see that the house lights are still on. Let us not deprive the neighbours any longer of the chance to deplore how drunk I am."
We both support freedom of navigation by air and by sea in the South China Sea. We both deplore any unilateral change to the status quo. We both think that disputes should be resolved peacefully and in accordance with international law.
We deplore this punishment, the deputy foreign minister of Saudi Arabia will be here in London on Thursday and I will be speaking to him directly on this issue. We have already made our views known to the Saudi authorities at the highest level.
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