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English definition of “deplore”

deplore

verb [T not continuous]     /dɪˈplɔːr/ US  /-ˈplɔːr/ formal
to say or think that something is very bad: We deeply deplore the loss of life. He said that he deplored all violence.UK The attitude of the Minister is to be deplored (= is very bad).Not liking
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