V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. to condemn or disapprove strongly of something, to find something extremely unacceptable; 2. to regret something
Synonyms: censure, condemn, denounce, disapprove, deprecate, bemoan, lament, rue, excoriate, bewail, mourn, regret
Antonyms: praise, laud, admire, delight, rejoice
Tips: Deplore comes from the Latin word plorare, "to wail." Its modern meanings retain this sense of feeling badly about something. The first meaning denotes feeling bad and angry or judgmental--if you deplore something you find it to be unacceptable; the second meaning refers to feeling bad and regretful or sad. The related adjective deplorable describes something regrettable or disgraceful.
Each generation deplores the lax moral values adopted by the next. (bemoans, laments)
There is a deplorable lack of funding for important projects such as this one, which provides food and shelter for impoverished children. (regrettable, disgraceful) adjective
I simply deplore his lack of respect and good judgment. (mourn, condemn)
I deplore people who don't support our troops. (denounce, disapprove of)
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