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Definition of "deplore" []

  • To feel or express strong disapproval of; condemn: "Somehow we had to master events, not simply deplore them” ( Henry A. Kissinger). (verb-transitive)
  • To express sorrow or grief over. (verb-transitive)
  • To regret; bemoan. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "deplore" in a sentence
  • "What I deplore is the fact that we are now - what we now - almost everything written or spoken in English and Spanish."
  • "Personally, the thing I most deplore is the fondness for tobacco, but there doesn't seem much point in trying to argue that away, either: this was a man who rebelled, who thought for himself, and who liked to shock."
  • "To deplore is to (1) feel or express grief for; (2) regret strongly; (3) consider unfortunate or desreving of deprecation."