Definition of bemoan
1 : to express deep grief or distress over <bemoan the death of their leader>
2 : to regard with displeasure, disapproval, or regret <bemoaning the lack of civility in modern political discourse>
Examples of bemoan in a sentence
He bemoans the fact that the team lost again.
an article bemoaning the decline in voter turnout
Some critics are always bemoaning the state of the language.
Before 12th Century
First Known Use of bemoan
before 12th century
Synonym Discussion of bemoan
BEMOAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bemoan for English Language Learners
: to say that you are unhappy about (something) : to complain about (something)
BEMOAN Defined for Kids
Definition of bemoan for Students
: to express sadness, distress, or displeasure over
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