- 1.1 (condemn) [cruelty/racism/immorality] deplorar, condenar union officials deplored the management proposals los dirigentes sindicales calificaron de deplorables las propuestas de la direcciónMore example sentences1.2 (regret) [death/accident/misfortune] deplorar, lamentar they deplored the lack of candidates se lamentaron de la falta de candidatos
- He acknowledges a common humanity, denouncing modern race slavery in the strongest terms and deploring the disappearance of Indian civilizations into a historical void in which their cultural meanings would be forever lost.
- The official condemnations of the bombing, therefore, focus not on deploring the act but on lamenting the consequences.
- He said: " The council deplores all acts of violence ".
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.