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deplore

de·plore

deplore

 
pronunciation:
dih plor
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: deplored, deplores, deploring
definition 1: to feel or show strong disapproval of.
We deplore the corrupt actions of these officials.
synonyms:
condemn, decry
antonyms:
admire, applaud
similar words:
censure, declaim, denounce, disapprove of, dislike
definition 2: to show or have regret or sorrow about.
I now deplore the decisions I made in my youth.
synonyms:
bemoan, bewail, lament, mourn
antonyms:
applaud, hail
similar words:
grieve for, regret, rue
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