Definition of LAMENT

a crying out in grief <the national lament that was heard when President Kennedy was assassinated>
Near Antonyms cheering, laughing, smiling
a composition expressing one's grief over a loss <a poem that is her lament for her late grandmother>
Related Words taps; elegiac (also elegiacal), monody
Near Antonyms encomium, eulogy, paean, panegyric
an expression of dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment <the career woman's lament that there aren't any good men left>

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