Definitions for deploredɪˈplɔr, -ˈploʊr

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•ploredɪˈplɔr, -ˈploʊr(v.t.)-plored, -plor•ing.

  1. to regret deeply or strongly; lament.

  2. to disapprove of; censure.

Origin of deplore:

1550–60; (< MF deplorer) < L dēplōrāre to weep bitterly, complain =dē-de - +plōrāre to wail


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

Anagrams of deplore

  1. podreel

Translations for deplore

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to express disapproval and regret about (something)

We all deplore the actions of murderers.

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