Deplore

  • 1 deplore — deplore, lament, bewail, bemoan mean to manifest grief or sorrow for something. All carry an implication of weeping or crying which is commonly purely figurative. Deplore implies keen and profound regret especially for what is regarded as… …

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  • 2 déploré — déploré, ée (dé plo ré, rée) part. passé. 1°   Sur quoi on a pleuré. Des malheurs longtemps déplorés. 2°   Désespéré, dont on désespère. •   Tu remettras en assurance Leur salut qui fut déploré, MALH. III, 2. •   Nous nous assurons en quelque… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 3 Deplore — De*plore , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deplored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deploring}.] [L. deplorare; de + plorare to cry out, wail, lament; prob. akin to pluere to rain, and to E. flow: cf. F. d[ e]plorer. Cf. Flow.] 1. To feel or to express deep and poignant …

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  • 4 deplore — 1550s, to give up as hopeless, from Fr. déplorer (13c.), from L. deplorare deplore, bewail, lament, give up for lost, from de entirely (see DE (Cf. de )) + plorare weep, cry out. Meaning to regret deeply is from 1560s. Related: Deplored;… …

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  • 5 Deplore — De*plore , v. i. To lament. Gray. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 deplore — I verb be sorry for, bemoan, bewail, brood over, complain, cry over, deflere, deplorare, express deep grief for, fret over, grieve for, groan, lament, moan, mourn, regard with sorrow, regret, regret profoundly, repine, rue, shed tears over, show… …

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  • 7 déploré — ⇒DÉPLORÉ, ÉE, part. passé et adj. I. Part. passé de déplorer. II. Adj. [En parlant d un inanimé abstr.] A. Qui donne lieu à des manifestations de douleur, dont on s afflige. Peines de cœur harmonieusement déplorées (SAINTE BEUVE, J. Delorme, 1829 …

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  • 8 deplore — [v] regret; condemn abhor, be against, bemoan, bewail, carry on, censure, complain, cry, denounce, deprecate, disapprove of, eat one’s heart out*, grieve for, hate, hurt, lament, moan, mourn, object to, repent, rue, sing the blues*, sorrow over,… …

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  • 9 déploré — Déploré, [déplor]ée. part. On dit fig. qu Une maladie est déplorée, pour dire, qu On n en espere rien, qu on desespere de la guerison. Et on dit aussi qu Une affaire est déplorée, pour dire, qu Il n y a plus aucune esperance de la faire réüssir …

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  • 10 deplore — ► VERB ▪ feel or express strong disapproval of. ORIGIN Latin deplorare, from plorare bewail …

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  • 11 deplore — [dē plôr′, diplôr′] vt. deplored, deploring [Fr déplorer < L deplorare < de , intens. + plorare, to weep] 1. to be regretful or sorry about; lament 2. to regard as unfortunate or wretched 3. to condemn as wrong; disapprove of deplorer n …

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  • 12 deplore — v. 1) to deplore deeply, thoroughly 2) (K) we deplore their taking drugs * * * [dɪ plɔː] thoroughly (K) we deplore their taking drugs to deplore deeply …

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  • 13 deplore — transitive verb (deplored; deploring) Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French deplorer, from Latin deplorare, from de + plorare to wail Date: 1559 1. a. to feel or express grief for b. to regret strongly 2. to …

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  • 14 deplore —  Strictly, you may deplore a thing, but not a person. I may deplore your behavior, but I cannot deplore you …

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  • 15 deplore —    Strictly, you may deplore a thing but not a person. I may deplore your behavior, but I cannot deplore you …

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  • 16 deplore — [[t]dɪplɔ͟ː(r)[/t]] deplores, deploring, deplored VERB If you say that you deplore something, you think it is very wrong or immoral. [FORMAL] [V n] He s a judo black belt but he says he deplores violence... [V n] He deplored the fact that the… …

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  • 17 deplore — UK [dɪˈplɔː(r)] / US [dɪˈplɔr] verb [transitive] Word forms deplore : present tense I/you/we/they deplore he/she/it deplores present participle deploring past tense deplored past participle deplored formal to dislike something very much, often… …

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  • 18 deplore — deploration /dep leuh ray sheuhn, dee pleuh /, n. deplorer, n. deploringly, adv. /di plawr , plohr /, v.t., deplored, deploring. 1. to regret deeply or strongly; lament: to deplore the present state of morality. 2. to disapprove of; censure. 3.… …

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  • 19 deplore — verb a) To bewail; to weep bitterly over; to feel sorrow for. I deplore my neighbour for having lost his job. b) To condemn; to express strong disapproval of. The UNHCR deplores the recent events in Sudan …

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  • 20 deplore — verb 1) we deplore violence Syn: abhor, find unacceptable, frown on, disapprove of, take a dim view of, take exception to; detest, despise; condemn, denounce Ant: applaud, admire 2) …

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