la·​ment·​ed lə-ˈmen-təd How to pronounce lamented (audio)
: mourned for
lamentedly adverb

Examples of lamented in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lost peacocks, missing sheep, late, lamented horses—all these are part of my daily life now. Plum Sykes, Vogue, 2 May 2024 Meanwhile, Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles) and Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara are taking on the long lamented displacement of thousands of mostly Latino families, supposedly to build housing, but ultimately to build Dodger Stadium. Erika D. Smith, Los Angeles Times, 28 Mar. 2024 One of the most lamented–and detrimental–aspects of the H1-B visa process is the 65,000 cap on how many visas can be awarded each year (plus an additional 20,000 for holders of U.S. graduate degrees), which has been the same since the inception of the program over two decades ago. Ben Zweig, Fortune, 26 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lamented was in 1611

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Cite this Entry

“Lamented.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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