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Definitions for deplore
dɪˈplɔr, -ˈploʊrde·plore

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deploreverb

    express strong disapproval of

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

  2. deplore, lament, bewail, bemoanverb

    regret strongly

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


  1. deploreverb

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

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

  2. deploreverb

    To condemn; to express strong disapproval of.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deploreverb

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

  2. Deploreverb

    to complain of

  3. Deploreverb

    to regard as hopeless; to give up

  4. Deploreverb

    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.]

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  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

Examples of deplore in a Sentence

  1. Tony Abbott:

    We have both prospered in peace over the last 40 years because of the stability that our region has enjoyed and anything which disturbs that stability is something that we would mutually deplore and mutually work to ensure didn't happen, 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.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    I really deplore the tone of his campaign, the inflammatory rhetoric that he is using to divide people, and his going after groups of people with hateful, incendiary rhetoric, it's not the first time he's demonstrated a penchant for sexism.

  3. Boris Johnson:

    I opposed [automatic release] both in 2003 and 2008, and now that I am prime minister Im going to take steps to make sure that people are not released early when they commit... serious sexual, violent or terrorist offenses, i absolutely deplore that fact that this man was out on the streets... and we are going to take action against it.

  4. J. G. Ballard:

    The car as we know it is on the way out. To a large extent, I deplore its passing, for as a basically old-fashioned machine, it enshrines a basically old-fashioned idea: freedom. In terms of pollution, noise and human life, the price of that freedom may be high, but perhaps the car, by the very muddle and confusion it causes, may be holding back the remorseless spread of the regimented, electronic society.

  5. Charles Nditije:

    We are satisfied that the U.N. has unanimously taken such a decision which we hope will also push for dialogue, we deplore, however, that they didn’t decide to deploy peace enforcement forces in the near future.

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