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."
Parts of the opposition have been hostile to a revision of the constitution. I deplore this attitude, i have decided to end this debate.
We deplore, however, that they didn’t decide to deploy peace enforcement forces in the near future, we also regret that they didn’t agree on sanctions.
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