The lady's too evident hostility was, of course, to be deprecated;—but then he had expected it.
And this spirit, like most spirits, may have its uses; it is not entirely to be deprecated.
Holding moderate religious views, he deprecated alike the extremes represented by Puritanism and Roman Catholicism.
"Not immoderately good; we are a frivolous family," she deprecated.
In the season overpaying is more than ever necessary, while hiring "by the hour" is, at least by the nervous, to be deprecated.
All deprecated and deplored this, but none saw how to avert it.
He deprecated to him the fact that, as it was a fast-day, he was unable to offer more bountiful hospitality.
He was important to them, and they deprecated his displeasure.
She was only nine years old, inclined to plumpness and good humour, deprecated violence and had never been to sea.
A war between America and England is always to be deprecated.
1620s, "to pray against or for deliverance from," from Latin deprecatus, past participle of deprecari "to pray (something) away" (see deprecation). Meaning "to express disapproval" is from 1640s. Related: Deprecated, deprecating.
Said of a program or feature that is considered obsolescent and in the process of being phased out, usually in favour of a specified replacement. Deprecated features can, unfortunately, linger on for many years. This term appears with distressing frequency in standards documents when the committees writing the documents realise that large amounts of extant (and presumably happily working) code depend on the feature(s) that have passed out of favour.
See also dusty deck.