deplore


deplore
deplore, lament, bewail, bemoan mean to manifest grief or sorrow for something. All carry an implication of weeping or crying which is commonly purely figurative.
Deplore implies keen and profound regret especially for what is regarded as irreparable, calamitous, or destructive of something good or worth keeping
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ev'n rival wits did Voiture's death deplorePope

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deplore a quarrel between friends

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they deplore the divorce between the language as spoken and the language as written—T. S. Eliot

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Lament commonly implies a strong or demonstrative expression of sorrow or mourning. In contrast to deplore, it usually does imply utterance, sometimes passionate, sometimes fulsome
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yet I lament what long has ceased to be— Shelley

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he made the newly returned actress a tempting offer, instigating some journalist friends of his at the same time to lament over the decay of the grand school of acting— Shaw

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Bewail and bemoan imply poignant sorrow finding an outlet in words or cries, bewail commonly suggesting the louder, bemoan, the more lugubrious expression of grief or, often, of a mere grievance or a complaint
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the valet bewailing the loss of his wages— Alexander

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even at the time when our prose speech was as near to perfection as it is ever likely to be, its critics were bemoaning its corruption— Ellis

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and all wept, and bewailed her— Lk 8:52

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the silver swans her hapless fate bemoan, in notes more sad than when they sing their own— Pope

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Analogous words: deprecate, *disapprove: *grieve, mourn, sorrow: weep, wail, *cry
Contrasted words: vaunt, crow, *boast, brag

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  • déploré — déploré, ée (dé plo ré, rée) part. passé. 1°   Sur quoi on a pleuré. Des malheurs longtemps déplorés. 2°   Désespéré, dont on désespère. •   Tu remettras en assurance Leur salut qui fut déploré, MALH. III, 2. •   Nous nous assurons en quelque… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Deplore — De*plore , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deplored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deploring}.] [L. deplorare; de + plorare to cry out, wail, lament; prob. akin to pluere to rain, and to E. flow: cf. F. d[ e]plorer. Cf. Flow.] 1. To feel or to express deep and poignant …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deplore — 1550s, to give up as hopeless, from Fr. déplorer (13c.), from L. deplorare deplore, bewail, lament, give up for lost, from de entirely (see DE (Cf. de )) + plorare weep, cry out. Meaning to regret deeply is from 1560s. Related: Deplored;… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Deplore — De*plore , v. i. To lament. Gray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deplore — I verb be sorry for, bemoan, bewail, brood over, complain, cry over, deflere, deplorare, express deep grief for, fret over, grieve for, groan, lament, moan, mourn, regard with sorrow, regret, regret profoundly, repine, rue, shed tears over, show… …   Law dictionary

  • déploré — ⇒DÉPLORÉ, ÉE, part. passé et adj. I. Part. passé de déplorer. II. Adj. [En parlant d un inanimé abstr.] A. Qui donne lieu à des manifestations de douleur, dont on s afflige. Peines de cœur harmonieusement déplorées (SAINTE BEUVE, J. Delorme, 1829 …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • deplore — [v] regret; condemn abhor, be against, bemoan, bewail, carry on, censure, complain, cry, denounce, deprecate, disapprove of, eat one’s heart out*, grieve for, hate, hurt, lament, moan, mourn, object to, repent, rue, sing the blues*, sorrow over,… …   New thesaurus

  • déploré — Déploré, [déplor]ée. part. On dit fig. qu Une maladie est déplorée, pour dire, qu On n en espere rien, qu on desespere de la guerison. Et on dit aussi qu Une affaire est déplorée, pour dire, qu Il n y a plus aucune esperance de la faire réüssir …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • deplore — ► VERB ▪ feel or express strong disapproval of. ORIGIN Latin deplorare, from plorare bewail …   English terms dictionary

  • deplore — [dē plôr′, diplôr′] vt. deplored, deploring [Fr déplorer < L deplorare < de , intens. + plorare, to weep] 1. to be regretful or sorry about; lament 2. to regard as unfortunate or wretched 3. to condemn as wrong; disapprove of deplorer n …   English World dictionary


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