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Meaning of deplore

de•plore

Pronunciation: (di-plôr', -plōr'), [key]
— -plored, -plor•ing.
  1. to regret deeply or strongly; lament: to deplore the present state of morality.
  2. to disapprove of; censure.
  3. to feel or express deep grief for or in regard to: The class deplored the death of their teacher.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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