AskDefine | Define deplore

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1 express strong disapproval of; "We deplore the government's treatment of political prisoners"
2 regret strongly; "I deplore this hostile action"; "we lamented the loss of benefits" [syn: lament, bewail, bemoan]

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  1. To bewail; to weep bitterly over; to feel sorrow for
    I deplore my neighbour for having lost his job.
    The UNHCR deplores the recent events in Sudan.
    I deplore not having listened to your advice.


to bewail; to weep bitterly over; to feel sorrow for

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

be sorry for, bemoan, bewail, cry, deprecate, dirge, disapprove, elegize, give sorrow words, grieve, keen, knell, lament, moan, mourn, regret, repent, repine, rue, rue the day, sigh, sing the blues, sorrow, wail, weep, weep over
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