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deplore

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of deplore

  1. 1 to feel or express sorrow for a statement from the bishops deploring the loss of life in the war overseas Synonyms of deplore bemoan, bewail, lament, grieve (for), mourn, wail (for)Words Related to deplore elegize; cry (for), keen, moan, weep; regret, rue; bawl, blubber, sob; agonize, bleed, hurt, sorrow, sufferNear Antonyms of deplore beam, cheer, grin, laugh, smileAntonyms of deplore delight, exult (in), glory (in), joy, rejoice (in)

  2. 2 to feel sorry or dissatisfied about deplored the fact that his guests were seeing his apartment at its messiest Synonyms of deplore bemoan, regret, lament, repent, rueWords Related to deplore ache (for), bewail, grieve (for), mourn, sorrow (for)Near Antonyms of deplore delight (in), enjoy, relish, revel (in), savor (also savour)

Synonym Discussion of deplore

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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