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Synonyms for deplore
dɪˈplɔr, -ˈploʊr

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deplore(verb)

    express strong disapproval of

    "We deplore the government's treatment of political prisoners"

    bewail, bemoan, lament

  2. deplore, lament, bewail, bemoan(verb)

    regret strongly

    "I deplore this hostile action"; "we lamented the loss of benefits"

    bewail, keen, bemoan, lament


  1. deplore(verb)

    condemn, bewail

  2. deplore(verb)

    To bewail; to weep bitterly over; to feel sorrow for.

    condemn, bewail

  3. deplore(verb)

    To condemn; to express strong disapproval of.

    bewail, condemn

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. deplore

    To mourn is to feel or express sadness or distress because of some loss, affliction, or misfortune; mourning is thought of as prolonged, grief or regret may be transient. One may grieve or mourn, regret, rue, or sorrow without a sound; he bemoans with suppressed and often inarticulate sounds of grief; he bewails with passionate utterance, whether of inarticulate cries or of spoken words. He laments in plaintive or pathetic words, as the prophet Jeremiah in his "Lamentations." One deplores with settled sorrow which may or may not find relief in words. One is made to rue an act by some misfortune resulting, or by some penalty or vengeance inflicted because of it. One regrets a slight misfortune or a hasty word; he sorrows over the death of a friend.

    bemoan, bewail, grieve, lament, mourn, regret, rue, sorrow

    be joyful, exult, joy, make merry, rejoice, triumph

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. deplore

    regret, lament, moorn, bewail, bemoan

    welcome, hail

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. deplore(v. a.)

    mourn, bewail, lament, bemoan, grieve for, sorrow over

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. deplore(v)

    lament, deprecate, bewail, regret, rue, bemoan

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "deplore":

    regret, lament, condemn, mourn, deplored, regrettable, regretted

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How to use deplore in a sentence?

  1. Justin Trudeau:

    The American administration has made a decision today that we deplore, and obviously is going to lead to retaliatory measures, as it must, we regret that. We would much rather move together in partnership.

  2. Hillary Clinton again:

    I really deplore the tone of his campaign, the inflammatory rhetoric that he is using to divide people, and his going after groups of people with hateful, incendiary rhetoric.

  3. The Edmond de Rothschild Group:

    We deplore this decision, which is tantamount to appropriating the use of the Rothschild family name, without any distinguishing element, and adds to confusion between the groups.

  4. Janvier Bigirimana:

    We deplore the way police acted with violence against a peaceful demonstration.

  5. Theodore Roosevelt:

    We cannot afford merely to sit down and deplore the evils of city life as inevitable, when cities are constantly growing, both absolutely and relatively. We must set ourselves vigorously about the task of improving them; and this task is now well begun.

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