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Meaning of DEPLORE

Pronunciation:  di'plowr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  express strong disapproval of; "We deplore the government's treatment of political prisoners"
  2. [v]  regret strongly

DEPLORE is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: bemoan, bewail, lament, regret
 See Also: anathematise, anathematize, anathemize, comminate, complain, criticise, criticize, execrate, kick, kvetch, pick apart, plain, quetch, sound off



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \De*plore"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deplored}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Deploring}.] [L. deplorare; de- + plorare to cry out,
    wail, lament; prob. akin to pluere to rain, and to E. flow:
    cf. F. d['e]plorer. Cf. Flow.]
    1. To feel or to express deep and poignant grief for; to
       bewail; to lament; to mourn; to sorrow over.
             To find her, or forever to deplore Her loss.
             As some sad turtle his lost love deplores. --Pope.
    2. To complain of. [Obs.] --Shak.
    3. To regard as hopeless; to give up. [Obs.] --Bacon.
    Syn: To {Deplore}, {Mourn}, {Lament}, {Bewail}, {Bemoan}.
    Usage: Mourn is the generic term, denoting a state of grief
           or sadness. To lament is to express grief by outcries,
           and denotes an earnest and strong expression of
           sorrow. To deplore marks a deeper and more prolonged
           emotion. To bewail and to bemoan are appropriate only
           to cases of poignant distress, in which the grief
           finds utterance either in wailing or in moans and
           sobs. A man laments his errors, and deplores the ruin
           they have brought on his family; mothers bewail or
           bemoan the loss of their children.
  2. \De*plore"\, v. i.
    To lament. --Gray.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: be sorry for, bemoan, bewail, cry, deprecate, dirge, disapprove, elegize, give sorrow words, grieve, keen, knell, lament, moan, mourn, regret, repent, repine, rue, rue the day, sigh, sing the blues, sorrow, wail, weep, weep over