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lament

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of lament

  1. 1 a crying out in grief <the national lament that was heard when President Kennedy was assassinated> Synonyms groan, howl, keen, lamentation, moan, plaint, wail Related Words cry, sob, tears; agonizing, grieving, mourning, sorrowing, suffering, weeping; hand-wringing, regret; complaint, cri de coeur, outcry, protest; anguish, dolor, grief, heartache, heartbreak, sorrow, woe Near Antonyms cheering, laughing, smiling Antonyms exultation, rejoicing

  2. 2 a composition expressing one's grief over a loss <a poem that is her lament for her late grandmother> Synonyms dirge, elegy, requiem, threnody Related Words taps; elegiac (also elegiacal), monody Near Antonyms encomium, eulogy, paean, panegyric

  3. 3 an expression of dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment <the career woman's lament that there aren't any good men left> Synonyms beef, bitch, bleat, carp, fuss, grievance, gripe, grouch, grouse, grumble, holler, kvetch, complaint, miserere, moan, murmur, plaint, squawk, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yammerRelated Words challenge, demur, expostulation, kick, niggle [chiefly British], objection, protest, quibble, remonstrance, stinkNear Antonyms commendation, compliment, plaudit; acclaim, applause, praise; approval, endorsement (also indorsement), sanction




lament

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of lament

  1. 1 to feel or express sorrow for <she lamented the loss of her beloved pet to a degree that went way beyond words> Synonyms bemoan, bewail, deplore, grieve (for), mourn, wail (for) Related Words elegize; cry (for), keen, moan, weep; regret, rue; bawl, blubber, sob; agonize, bleed, hurt, sorrow, suffer Near Antonyms beam, cheer, grin, laugh, smile Antonyms delight, exult (in), glory (in), joy, rejoice (in)

  2. 2 to feel sorry or dissatisfied about <the youth lamented not having spent more time with his late grandfather> Synonyms bemoan, deplore, regret, 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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