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

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. Francois Hollande:

    Parts of the opposition have been hostile to a revision of the constitution. I deplore this attitude, i have decided to end this debate.

  5. Charles Nditije:

    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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