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- (General American) IPA(key): /dɪˈplɔɹ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dɪˈplɔː/
- (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.
- The UNHCR deplores the recent events in Sudan.
- 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.
- Many people deplore the actions of a corrupt government.
- (obsolete) To regard as hopeless; to give up.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
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, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- “deplore”, in The Century Dictionary, New York: The Century Co., 1911
- deplore at OneLook Dictionary Search
- Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of deplorar.
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of deplorar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of deplorar.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of deplorar.