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
Subheads detailed new service levels on the rails, changes to bus schedules and fare increases, all of which riders have particularly bemoaned given three major service disruptions over four days.
Trump bemoaned the lack of bipartisanship in Washington, having belittled prominent Democrats himself.
Some bemoaned it as wasteful and unnecessarily divisive.
As premium ticket prices have soared, many buyers have responded with outrage, accusing theater owners of price gouging and bemoaning the emergence of Broadway as one more exclusive preserve for the ultrarich.
Coaches bemoan the idea of recruits decommitting from their school while actively working to plunder the classes pledged to their rivals.
Patrick and Ramsay bemoaned England isn’t known for breakfast.
His latest ad bemoaning wasteful spending doesn’t mention his party affiliation.
Trump will not worry either about American critics who bemoaned a departure from the nation's historic global leadership role.
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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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