Definition of deplore in English:

deplore

Line breaks: de|plore
Pronunciation: /dɪˈplɔː
 
/

verb

[with object]

Derivatives

deploringly

adverb
More example sentences
  • James looked at me deploringly and not in the least guilty looking at all.
  • Colleen groaned and rolled onto her side, looking deploringly at her mother.

Origin

mid 16th century (in the sense 'weep for, regret deeply'): from French déplorer or Italian deplorare, from Latin deplorare, from de- 'away, thoroughly' + plorare 'bewail'.

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