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deplore
used in Do You Speak American?

3 uses
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Definition
strongly dislike or regret
  • As people got older, they used to grow out of their youthful slang and start deploring the language of the next generation.
    one — The Language Wars (94% in)
  • In every generation there are people who deplore changes in the language and many who wish to stop its flow.
    Introduction (2% in)
  • If you cringe when someone says between you and I; bristle at the word hopefully; detest prioritize; if you cherish the distinction between disinterested and uninterested and deplore their being treated as synonyms; if you wonder what's happened to education when you hear criteria used as a singular—then you are probably part of the large body of Americans who feel our language is in a state of serious decline.
    one — The Language Wars (5% in)

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