deplore


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de·plore

 (dĭ-plôr′)
tr.v. de·plored, de·plor·ing, de·plores
1. To feel or express strong disapproval of; condemn: "Somehow we had to master events, not simply deplore them" (Henry A. Kissinger).
2. To express sorrow or grief over.
3. To regret; bemoan.

[French déplorer, lament, regret, from Latin dēplōrāre : dē-, de- + plōrāre, to wail.]

deplore

(dɪˈplɔː)
vb (tr)
1. to express or feel sorrow about; lament; regret
2. to express or feel strong disapproval of; censure
[C16: from Old French deplorer, from Latin dēplōrāre to weep bitterly, from plōrāre to weep, lament]
deˈplorer n
deˈploringly adv

de•plore

(dɪˈplɔr, -ˈploʊr)

v.t. -plored, -plor•ing.
1. to regret deeply or strongly; lament.
2. to disapprove of; censure.
[1550–60; (< Middle French deplorer) < Latin dēplōrāre to weep bitterly, complain =dē- de- + plōrāre to wail]
de•plor′er, n.
de•plor′ing•ly, adv.

deplore


Past participle: deplored
Gerund: deploring

Imperative
deplore
deplore
Present
I deplore
you deplore
he/she/it deplores
we deplore
you deplore
they deplore
Preterite
I deplored
you deplored
he/she/it deplored
we deplored
you deplored
they deplored
Present Continuous
I am deploring
you are deploring
he/she/it is deploring
we are deploring
you are deploring
they are deploring
Present Perfect
I have deplored
you have deplored
he/she/it has deplored
we have deplored
you have deplored
they have deplored
Past Continuous
I was deploring
you were deploring
he/she/it was deploring
we were deploring
you were deploring
they were deploring
Past Perfect
I had deplored
you had deplored
he/she/it had deplored
we had deplored
you had deplored
they had deplored
Future
I will deplore
you will deplore
he/she/it will deplore
we will deplore
you will deplore
they will deplore
Future Perfect
I will have deplored
you will have deplored
he/she/it will have deplored
we will have deplored
you will have deplored
they will have deplored
Future Continuous
I will be deploring
you will be deploring
he/she/it will be deploring
we will be deploring
you will be deploring
they will be deploring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been deploring
you have been deploring
he/she/it has been deploring
we have been deploring
you have been deploring
they have been deploring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been deploring
you will have been deploring
he/she/it will have been deploring
we will have been deploring
you will have been deploring
they will have been deploring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been deploring
you had been deploring
he/she/it had been deploring
we had been deploring
you had been deploring
they had been deploring
Conditional
I would deplore
you would deplore
he/she/it would deplore
we would deplore
you would deplore
they would deplore
Past Conditional
I would have deplored
you would have deplored
he/she/it would have deplored
we would have deplored
you would have deplored
they would have deplored
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.deplore - express strong disapproval of; "We deplore the government's treatment of political prisoners"
criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock - find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free"
accurse, anathematise, anathematize, comminate, execrate, anathemise, anathemize - curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment
2.deplore - regret stronglydeplore - regret strongly; "I deplore this hostile action"; "we lamented the loss of benefits"
kvetch, plain, quetch, complain, sound off, kick - express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"

deplore

verb
2. lament, regret, mourn, rue, bemoan, grieve for, bewail, sorrow over They deplored the heavy loss of life in the earthquake.

deplore

verb
1. To feel or express strong disapproval of:
2. To feel or express sorrow for:
Translations
يَحْزَن
litovatnaříkat nad
beklage
helytelenít
harma, sjá eftir
apgailestautiapgailėti
apraudātnožēlot
esef etmekkınamak

deplore

[dɪˈplɔːʳ] VT (= regret) → lamentar; (= censure) → deplorar
it is to be deplored (= unfortunate) → es lamentable; (= disgraceful) → es deplorable

deplore

[dɪˈplɔːr] vtdéplorer

deplore

vt (= regret)bedauern, beklagen; (= disapprove of)missbilligen; his attitude is to be deploredseine Haltung ist bedauerlich

deplore

[dɪˈplɔːʳ] vt (frm) → deplorare

deplore

(diˈploː) verb
to express disapproval and regret about (something). We all deplore the actions of murderers.
deˈplorable adjective
very bad. deplorable behaviour.
References in classic literature ?
It always happens so in this vale of tears, there is an inevitability about such things which we can only wonder at, deplore, and bear as we best can.
The more I consider this mighty tail, the more do I deplore my inability to express it.
Kitty, a fair but frozen maid, Kindled a flame I yet deplore, The hoodwink'd boy I called to aid, Though of his near approach afraid, So fatal to my suit before.
Let me carry through the rest of my misdirected life, the remembrance that I opened my heart to you, last of all the world; and that there was something left in me at this time which you could deplore and pity.
She disappeerd, and left me dark, I wak'd To find her, or for ever to deplore Her loss, and other pleasures all abjure: When out of hope, behold her, not farr off, Such as I saw her in my dream, adornd With what all Earth or Heaven could bestow To make her amiable: On she came, Led by her Heav'nly Maker, though unseen, And guided by his voice, nor uninformd Of nuptial Sanctitie and marriage Rites: Grace was in all her steps, Heav'n in her Eye, In every gesture dignitie and love.
The physician shook his head, leaving it doubtful whether he meant to reply in the negative or to deplore considerations of that nature.
As for my mother, when we had carried her up to the hamlet, a little cold water and salts and that soon brought her back again, and she was none the worse for her terror, though she still continued to deplore the balance of the money.
Finally, leading him out of the church they carried him to the judgment seat and seated him on it, and the duke's majordomo said to him, "It is an ancient custom in this island, senor governor, that he who comes to take possession of this famous island is bound to answer a question which shall be put to him, and which must he a somewhat knotty and difficult one; and by his answer the people take the measure of their new governor's wit, and hail with joy or deplore his arrival accordingly.
Oh," cried Eugenie, "you are a bad physiognomist, if you imagine I deplore on my own account the catastrophe of which you warn me.
In vain I gaze entranc'd, in vain deplore "The leagues that roll between the maid and me; "Lonely I wander on the desert shore, "And Julia's lovely form can never see.
Bitterly did he deplore a deficiency which now he could scarcely comprehend to have been possible.
With all his faults and foibles, we cannot but speak of him with esteem, and deplore his untimely fate; for we remember him well in early life, as a companion in pleasant scenes and joyous hours.