verb (used with object), de·plored, de·plor·ing.
- depletion layer,
- depletion region,
Origin of deplore
Examples from the Web for deplore
I deplore the lawlessness that seems to be sweeping the West Bank with price-tags and land-grabs galore.
They are about to see what we so often deplore as mere sausage-making, and they will love it.
It quickly came to mean, to deplore or to disapprove in an especially morally laden way.
I'm about to quote something pretty deplorable, but not in order to deplore it.
President Obama may deplore that trend, but he seems to have no very clear idea of how to alter it.
Habeas Corpus and the safeguards of Freedom which you deplore are ravished by Slavery.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 7 (of 20)|Charles Sumner
They do not deplore our misfortunes but rather rejoice in them.
We could only deplore that we had arrived an hour too late, and take a walk round the town.A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy|Ida Pfeiffer
They could deplore war, because it destroyed their own best products.Golden Lads|Arthur Gleason and Helen Hayes Gleason
"Most certainly I do acknowledge you, and most sincerely do I deplore your misfortunes," answered the duke.The Lost Lady of Lone|E.D.E.N. Southworth
Word Origin for deplore
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.