One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A heartfelt cry of appeal expressing deep feelings of sorrow or anguish.
plea, earnest request, urgent request, entreaty, cry, cry from the heart, call, petition, prayer, supplication, solicitation, application, overture, suitView synonyms
- ‘Let the reader picture to himself the open coffin with the corpse of the lovely girl, surrounded by the hired mourners singing their dismal De profundis in hoarse voices.’
Latin, ‘from the depths’, the opening words of Psalm 130.
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