deplore [dih- plawr, - plohr] Synonyms Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com verb (used with object), de·plored, de·plor·ing. to regret deeply or strongly; lament: to deplore the present state of morality. to disapprove of; censure. to feel or express deep grief for or in regard to: The class deplored the death of their teacher. Origin of deplore 1550–60;
to weep bitterly, complain, equivalent to
to wail, probably of imitative orig.
Related forms dep·lo·ra·tion , [dep-l uh- rey-sh uh n, dee-pl uh-] /ˌdɛp ləˈreɪ ʃən, ˌdi plə-/ noun de·plor·er, noun de·plor·ing·ly, adverb un·de·plored, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for deploration to express or feel sorrow about; lament; regret to express or feel strong disapproval of; censure Derived Forms deplorer, noun deploringly, adverb Word Origin
C16: from Old French
deplorer, from Latin dēplōrāre to weep bitterly, from plōrāre to weep, lament
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Word Origin and History for deploration deplore v.
1550s, "to give up as hopeless," from French
déplorer (13c.), from Latin deplorare "deplore, bewail, lament, give up for lost," from de- "entirely" (see de-) + plorare "weep, cry out." Meaning "to regret deeply" is from 1560s. Related: Deplored; deploring.
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