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deplore

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1 to feel or express sorrow for

  • a statement from the bishops deploring the loss of life in the war overseas
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2 to feel sorry or dissatisfied about

  • deplored the fact that his guests were seeing his apartment at its messiest
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deplore, lament, bewail, bemoan mean to express grief or sorrow for something. deplore implies regret for the loss or impairment of something of value.
    • deplores the breakdown in family values
lament implies a profound or demonstrative expression of sorrow.
    • lamenting the loss of their only child
bewail and bemoan imply sorrow, disappointment, or protest finding outlet in words or cries, bewail commonly suggesting loudness, and bemoan lugubriousness.
    • fans bewailed the defeat
    • purists bemoaning the corruption of the language


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