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Mourn eccentric old peer (7)

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I believe the answer is:

deplore

Here is my best explanation:

'mourn' is the definition.

(thesaurus)

'eccentric old peer' is the subsidiary indication.

'eccentric' indicates anagramming the letters.

'old'+'peer'='oldpeer'

'oldpeer' anagrammed gives 'deplore'.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for deplore that I've seen before include "Bemoan", "Sorrow over", "Condemn", "Express strong disapproval of (something)", "Regret, censure", "Regret deeply and strongly disapprove", "Strongly disapprove of", "Lament", "Express disgust at" and "Disapprove strongly".)

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