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bemoan

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bemoan

  1. 1 to feel or express sorrow for <bemoaned the death of his wife by writing a series of poignant letters addressed to her> Synonyms lament, bewail, deplore, grieve (for), mourn, wail (for)Related Words elegize; cry (for), keen, moan, weep; regret, rue; bawl, blubber, sob; agonize, bleed, hurt, sorrow, sufferNear Antonyms beam, cheer, grin, laugh, smileAntonyms delight, exult (in), glory (in), joy, rejoice (in)

  2. 2 to feel sorry or dissatisfied about <a think piece bemoaning the coarsening of our society over the last several decades> Synonyms regret, deplore, lament, repent, rueRelated Words ache (for), bewail, grieve (for), mourn, sorrow (for)Near Antonyms delight (in), enjoy, relish, revel (in), savor (also savour)




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