verb \bi-ˈwā(ə)l\

: to express great sadness or disappointment about (something)

Full Definition of BEWAIL

transitive verb
:  to wail over
:  to express deep sorrow for usually by wailing and lamentation

Examples of BEWAIL

  1. Many people bewailed the changes to the historic building.
  2. <he invariably spends more time bewailing his predicament than trying to fix it>

First Known Use of BEWAIL

14th century

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