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bemoan

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verb be·moan \bi-ˈmōn, bē-\

Simple Definition of bemoan

  • : to say that you are unhappy about (something) : to complain about (something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bemoan

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to express deep grief or distress over

  3. 2 :  to regard with displeasure, disapproval, or regret

Examples of bemoan in a sentence

  1. He bemoans the fact that the team lost again.

  2. an article bemoaning the decline in voter turnout

  3. Some critics are always bemoaning the state of the language.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of bemoan

before 12th century

Synonym Discussion of bemoan

deplore, lament, bewail, bemoan mean to express grief or sorrow for something. deplore implies regret for the loss or impairment of something of value <deplores the breakdown in family values>. lament implies a profound or demonstrative expression of sorrow <lamenting the loss of their only child>. bewail and bemoan imply sorrow, disappointment, or protest finding outlet in words or cries, bewail commonly suggesting loudness, and bemoan lugubriousness <fans bewailed the defeat> <purists bemoaning the corruption of the language>.

BEMOAN Defined for Kids

bemoan

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verb be·moan \bi-ˈmōn\

Definition of bemoan for Students

bemoaned

bemoaning

  1. :  to express sadness, distress, or displeasure over





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