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- (General American) IPA(key): /dɪˈplɔɹ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dɪˈplɔː/
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- (rhotic, without the horse–hoarse merger) IPA(key): /dɪˈplo(ː)ɹ/
- (non-rhotic, without the horse–hoarse merger) IPA(key): /dɪˈploə/
- Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)
- Hyphenation: de‧plore
- (transitive) To bewail; to weep bitterly over; to feel sorrow for.
- I deplore my neighbour for having lost his job.
- I deplore not having listened to your advice.
- (transitive) To condemn; to express strong disapproval of.
- I deplore how you treated him at the party.
- The UNHCR deplores the recent events in Sudan.
- Many people deplore the actions of the corrupt government.
- 1942 May-June, “Theft on the Railways”, in Railway Magazine, page 130:
- Sir Thomas Royden, Chairman of the L.M.S.R., and Mr. Robert Holland-Martin, Chairman of the Southern Railway, both deplored the wholesale robbery and petty pilferage which have increased until they have reached appalling dimensions.
- (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.
to bewail; to weep bitterly over; to feel sorrow for
transitive: To condemn; to express strong disapproval of
- “deplore”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “deplore”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- “deplore”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.