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bemoan

verb

Definition of BEMOAN

1
to feel or express sorrow for <bemoaned the death of his wife by writing a series of poignant letters addressed to her>
Synonyms bemoan, bewail, deplore, grieve (for), mourn, wail (for)
Near Antonyms beam, cheer, grin, laugh, smile
Antonyms delight, exult (in), glory (in), joy, rejoice (in)
2
to feel sorry or dissatisfied about <a think piece bemoaning the coarsening of our society over the last several decades>
Related Words ache (for), bewail, grieve (for), mourn, sorrow (for)
Near Antonyms delight (in), enjoy, relish, revel (in), savor (also savour)

March 28, 2015
persiflage Hear it
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