Pronunciation: (di-plôr', -plōr'), [key]
—v.t., -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.
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