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"


  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.]


  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

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