deplore vs lament what difference

what is difference between deplore and lament

English

Etymology

From Middle French déplorer, from Old French deplorer, from Latin dēplōrāre (to lament over, bewail), from dē- + plōrāre (to wail, weep aloud); origin uncertain.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /dɪˈplɔɹ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dɪˈplɔː/
  • (rhotic, without the horsehoarse merger) IPA(key): /dɪˈplo(ː)ɹ/
  • (non-rhotic, without the horsehoarse merger) IPA(key): /dɪˈploə/
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)
  • Hyphenation: de‧plore

Verb

deplore (third-person singular simple present deplores, present participle deploring, simple past and past participle deplored)

  1. (transitive) To bewail; to weep bitterly over; to feel sorrow for.
    I deplore my neighbour for having lost his job.
    The UNHCR deplores the recent events in Sudan.
    I deplore not having listened to your advice.
  2. (transitive) To condemn; to express strong disapproval of.
    I deplore how you treated him at the party.
    Many people deplore the actions of the corrupt government.
  3. (obsolete) To regard as hopeless; to give up.
    • 1605, Francis Bacon, Advancement of Learning
      The physicians do make a kind of scruple and religion to stay with the patient after the disease is deplored; whereas, in my judgement, they ought both to inquire the skill, and to give the attendances, for the facilitating and assuaging of the pains and agonies of death.

Synonyms

  • bewail
  • condemn

Related terms

  • deplorable
  • deploration

Translations

Further reading

  • deplore in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • deplore in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • deplore at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • redpole

Spanish

Verb

deplore

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of deplorar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of deplorar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of deplorar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of deplorar.


English

Etymology

From French lamenter, from Latin lāmentor (I wail, weep), from lāmenta (wailings, laments, moanings); with formative -mentum, from the root *la-, probably ultimately imitative. Also see latrare.

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ləˈmɛnt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

Noun

lament (plural laments)

  1. An expression of grief, suffering, sadness or regret.
  2. A song expressing grief.

Derived terms

  • lamentful (rare)

Translations

Verb

lament (third-person singular simple present laments, present participle lamenting, simple past and past participle lamented)

  1. (intransitive) To express grief; to weep or wail; to mourn.
    • Ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice.
  2. (transitive) To feel great sorrow or regret; to bewail.
    • 2014, Paul Doyle, “Southampton hammer eight past hapless Sunderland in barmy encounter”, The Guardian, 18 October 2014:
      By the end, Sunderland were lucky to lose by the same scoreline Northampton Town suffered against Southampton, in 1921. The Sunderland manager, Gus Poyet, lamented that it was “the most embarrassed I’ve ever been on a football pitch, without a doubt”.
    • One laugh’d at follies, one lamented crimes.

Synonyms

  • bewail

Translations

Related terms

Further reading

  • lament in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • lament in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • Mantle, manlet, mantel, mantle, mental

French

Verb

lament

  1. third-person plural present indicative of lamer
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of lamer

Anagrams

  • mêlant, mental

Polish

Etymology

From Latin lāmentum.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈla.mɛnt/

Noun

lament m inan

  1. lament (expression of grief, suffering, or sadness)
    Synonym: lamentacja
  2. (poetry) threnody
    Synonyms: lamentacja, tren

Declension

Derived terms

  • (verb) lamentować

Related terms

  • (verbs) nalamentować, polamentować, zalamentować
  • (noun) lamentacja
  • (adjective) lamentacyjny

Further reading

  • lament in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • lament in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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