What does the word deplore mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To regret; lament.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Deplorably.

  • Part of speech: adverb


Usage examples for deplore

  1. It is in such moments that those who lead us deplore the paucity of the numbers under their command, since, were it possible to spare the men, there have been several occasions, when a midnight dash, after the fashion of Captain Fitzclarence, or the repetition of the reconnaissance at daybreak such as Major Godley so gallantly led, could have been organised with equally satisfactory results. – The Siege of Mafeking (1900) by J. Angus Hamilton
  2. You are aware of some of the circumstances which may have led to the state of feeling, with many in our society, which we so much deplore. – A Visit To The United States In 1841 by Joseph Sturge
  3. Doubtless you will all deplore my choice as bitterly as you will fight with one another for the privilege of using it. – The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates