from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To feel or express strong disapproval of; condemn: "Somehow we had to master events, not simply deplore them” ( Henry A. Kissinger).
- transitive v. To express sorrow or grief over.
- transitive v. To regret; bemoan.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To bewail; to weep bitterly over; to feel sorrow for.
- v. To condemn; to express strong disapproval of.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To feel or to express deep and poignant grief for; to bewail; to lament; to mourn; to sorrow over.
- transitive v. To complain of.
- transitive v. To regard as hopeless; to give up.
- intransitive v. To lament.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To lament; bewail; mourn; feel or express deep and poignant grief for or in regard to.
- To despair of; regard or give up as desperate.
- To tell of sympathetically.
- Synonyms To bemoan, grieve for, sorrow over.
- To utter lamentations; lament; moan.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. express strong disapproval of
- v. regret strongly
French déplorer, lament, regret, from Latin dēplōrāre : dē-, de- + plōrāre, to wail.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin deplorare ("to lament over, bewail"), from de- + plorare ("to wail, weep aloud"); origin uncertain. (Wiktionary)