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. déplorer. Cf. Flow.] 1.
To feel or to express deep and poignant grief for; to bewail; to
lament; to mourn; to sorrow over.
To find her, or forever to deplore Milton.
As some sad turtle his lost love
2. To complain of. [Obs.]
3. To regard as hopeless; to give up.
Syn. -- To Deplore, Mourn, Lament,
Bewail, Bemoan. Mourn is the generic term,
denoting a state of grief or sadness. To lament is to express
grief by outcries, and denotes an earnest and strong expression of
sorrow. To deplore marks a deeper and more prolonged emotion.
To bewail and to bemoan are appropriate only to cases
of poignant distress, in which the grief finds utterance either in
wailing or in moans and sobs. A man laments his errors, and
deplores the ruin they have brought on his family; mothers
bewail or bemoan the loss of their children.
De*plore", v. i. To lament.