• (America) IPA: /dɪˈplɔɹ/
  • (RP) IPA: /dɪˈplɔː/
  • (rhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /dɪˈplo(ː)ɹ/
  • (nonrhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /dɪˈploə/

deplore (deplores, present participle deploring; past and past participle deplored)

  1. (transitive) 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.
  2. (transitive) To condemn; to express strong disapproval of.
    I deplore how you treated him at the party.
    Many people deplore the actions of the corrupt government.
  3. (obsolete) To regard as hopeless; to give up.
    • 1605, Francis Bacon, Advancement of Learning
      The physicians do make a kind of scruple and religion to stay with the patient after the disease is deplored; whereas, in my judgement, they ought both to inquire the skill, and to give the attendances, for the facilitating and assuaging of the pains and agonies of death.
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  • Russian: осужда́ть

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