verb (used with object), de·plored, de·plor·ing.
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Origin of deplore
OTHER WORDS FROM deploredep·lo·ra·tion [dep-luh-rey-shuhn, dee-pluh-], /ˌdɛp ləˈreɪ ʃən, ˌdi plə-/, nounde·plor·er, nounde·plor·ing·ly, adverbun·de·plored, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for deplore
For a party that used to deplore claims of victimhood, conspiring to prevent its leader from further melting down is downright pathetic.The election can’t be ‘stolen.’ But something worse is happening.|Jennifer Rubin|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
Wilde deplored American commercialism and vulgarity, but he admired American simplicity and decency.
But the level of anti-American grievance Obama observed and deplored in 2008-2009 has not abated.
Alexander McQueen, the fashion designer who committed suicide last week at the age of 40, understood this—and he deplored it.
The thoughtful Treasurer bet his money and deplored this luck.Red Men and White|Owen Wister
In what despotic state has the injustice of precipitate decrees ever been thus ingenuously acknowledged and deplored?A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 4 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
These losses are much to be deplored, sir, but we must look 'em in the face.'Little Dorrit|Charles Dickens
He deplored the many brave men that were to fall on both sides, and the wounds of his country, whoever might be victorious.Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome|Oliver Goldsmith
He had, in 1660, deplored that they had confined themselves to the hanging of ten regicides.The Man Who Laughs|Victor Hugo