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.
Recent Examples of bemoan from the Web
His latest ad bemoaning wasteful spending doesn’t mention his party affiliation.
The White House was jubilant about the announcement: While others bemoaned the president's decision (using the Weather Channel's screenshot): Sorry, Leo.
After the state legislature's spring session closed Wednesday without the passage of a budget, further prolonging a situation dating back two years, both Republican and Democratic senators and state representatives bemoaned another lost opportunity.
As critics bemoaned President Trump’s decision Thursday to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accords, business experts say the move will have little practical effect on Carolinas businesses.
The conservative publications are running an online essay by Amelia Hamilton, the author of the Growing Patriots series of children’s books, bemoaning the very notion of drag storytelling as somehow un-American.
With eager fans unlikely to bemoan the film’s length or its lapses in narrative energy, ‘
For nearly an hour, the scene was repeated, Cager celebrating every catch and bemoaning every drop.
Designers often bemoan the lack of coverage given to graphic design in mainstream media.
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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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