What does deplore mean?

Definitions for deploredɪˈplɔr, -ˈploʊr

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word deplore.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. deplore(verb)

    express strong disapproval of

    "We deplore the government's treatment of political prisoners"

  2. deplore, lament, bewail, bemoan(verb)

    regret strongly

    "I deplore this hostile action"; "we lamented the loss of benefits"

Wiktionary

  1. deplore(Verb)

    To bewail; to weep bitterly over; to feel sorrow for.

  2. deplore(Verb)

    To condemn; to express strong disapproval of.

  3. Origin: From deplorare, from de- + plorare; origin uncertain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deplore(verb)

    to feel or to express deep and poignant grief for; to bewail; to lament; to mourn; to sorrow over

  2. Deplore(verb)

    to complain of

  3. Deplore(verb)

    to regard as hopeless; to give up

  4. Deplore(verb)

    to lament

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Deplore

    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. deplorārede, inten., plorāre, to weep.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deplore in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deplore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Janvier Bigirimana:

    We deplore the way police acted with violence against a peaceful demonstration.

  2. Colton:

    War kills men, and men deplore the loss; but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants, and so saves societies.

  3. Paul. F. Meekin:

    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."

  4. Tony Abbott:

    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.

  5. Philip Hammond:

    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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