The lady's too evident hostility was, of course, to be deprecated;—but then he had expected it.
The use of purely local terms in all writing is to be deprecated.
Holding moderate religious views, he deprecated alike the extremes represented by Puritanism and Roman Catholicism.
Family quarrels are, of all other dissentions, the most to be deprecated.
In the season overpaying is more than ever necessary, while hiring "by the hour" is, at least by the nervous, to be deprecated.
But Sabbataï deprecated the homage; of Redemption he spake no word.
He deprecated to him the fact that, as it was a fast-day, he was unable to offer more bountiful hospitality.
The recognition of Hayti as an independent state was to be deprecated.
She was only nine years old, inclined to plumpness and good humour, deprecated violence and had never been to sea.
He knew it was addressed to Allen, and that it deprecated war, and that it was mocking.
1620s, "to pray against or for deliverance from," from Latin deprecatus, past participle of deprecari "to pray (something) away" (see deprecation). Meaning "to express disapproval" is from 1640s. Related: Deprecated, deprecating.
Said of a program or feature that is considered obsolescent and in the process of being phased out, usually in favour of a specified replacement. Deprecated features can, unfortunately, linger on for many years. This term appears with distressing frequency in standards documents when the committees writing the documents realise that large amounts of extant (and presumably happily working) code depend on the feature(s) that have passed out of favour.
See also dusty deck.