Simple Definition of bewail
: to express great sadness or disappointment about (something)
Full Definition of bewail
1 : to wail over
2 : to express deep sorrow for usually by wailing and lamentation
Examples of bewail in a sentence
Many people bewailed the changes to the historic building.
<he invariably spends more time bewailing his predicament than trying to fix it>
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