Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of lamenting; a lamentation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of deploring or lamenting; lamentation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of deploring or lamenting; lamentation.

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Examples

  • All the dumb yellow ribbons, stupid flags going up one extra each day, all the newspapers reporting breathlessly on a new UN meeting had issued a new strong statement of extra-vigorous deploration language.

    "And when the captured British sailor admits she 'trespassed' into Iranian waters, there is fear in her eyes."

  • What draws regret and deploration is the fact that the secretary-general submitted this draft resolution on the same day the United States and Britain committed their corely (ph) colonial, barbaric attack on the people of Iraq on 19 March 2003.

    CNN Transcript Mar 21, 2003

  • What also draws regret and deploration is that the secretary-general did not make any statement condemning or deploring this attack, and the secretary-general did not, in accordance with Article 99 of the charter, namely the submission of a letter to the Security Council, alerting that the attack threatens international peace and security with the gravest of dangers, and it threatens the fate and the future of the United Nations at the heart.

    CNN Transcript Mar 21, 2003

  • However, this is only my revenge for much exasperation and deploration that they would never come away from their pestiferous walls, -- where, after all, they had a right to stay, and will not be blamed by the candid and unbebullet-whizzed reader that they did stay.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 27, January, 1860

  • Miss Curley, who knew nothing about his secret self-deploration, had no sympathy for him at all.

    Flowers for the Judge

  • But at his being in the farthest parts of Italy, the disappointment of company, or of a safe convoy, or the uncertainty of returns of money into those remote parts, denied him that happiness, which he did often occasionally mention with a deploration.

    The Life of Dr. Donne. Paras. 1-49

  • If ever there was a modern-day character to emboy the saint/sinner, hero/villain Janus-faced idea of adoration and deploration then it's Gavin Henson.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • Italy, the disappointment of company, or of a safe convoy, or the uncertainty of returns of money into those remote parts, denied him that happiness, which he did often occasionally mention with a deploration.

    Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions Together with Death's Duel

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