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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.
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But at length he explained, in a tremulous tone, There was only one Beaver on board; And that was a tame one he had of his own, Whose death would be deeply deplored.
She laughed at Arobin's pretensions, and deplored Mrs.
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She deplored the fatal levelling tendencies of the age, which admitted persons of all classes into the society of their superiors, but her ladyship owned that this one at least was well behaved and never forgot her place in life.
They felt and they deplored -- but they could not resent it; and they parted, endeavouring to hope that such a change in the general, as each believed almost impossible, might speedily take place, to unite them again in the fullness of privileged affection.
Tollmidge, related, it is said, to the late well-known connoisseur, Lord Lydiard." In the next sentence the writer of the obituary notice deplored the destitute condition of Mrs.
Playmore deplored would be the means of preserving them from the rain and the damp.
'Twas once--methinks year one of our blessed Lord,-- Drunk without wine, the Sybil thus deplored:-- "How ill things go!
I have heard that my excellent Grandfather -- one of the least irregular of his unhappy Isosceles class, who indeed obtained, shortly before his decease, four out of seven votes from the Sanitary and Social Board for passing him into the class of the Equal-sided -- often deplored, with a tear in his venerable eye, a miscarriage of this kind, which had occured to his great-great-great-Grandfather, a respectable Working Man with an angle or brain of 59 degrees
He felt shy with her and in his heart he resented her great beauty: she dressed more magnificently than became the wife of a hardworking surgeon; and the charming furniture of her house, the flowers among which she lived even in winter, suggested an extravagance which he deplored. He heard her talk of entertainments she was going to; and, as he told his wife on getting home again, it was impossible to accept hospitality without making some return.
The presence and remarks of Willarski who continually deplored the ignorance and poverty of Russia and its backwardness compared with Europe only heightened Pierre's pleasure.
He could not understand it; he deplored it almost as a moral defect in me; though he honored it as a proof of my critical taste.