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bemoan

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bemoan

  1. 1 to feel or express sorrow for bemoaned the death of his wife by writing a series of poignant letters addressed to her Synonyms of bemoan lament, bewail, deplore, grieve (for), mourn, wail (for)Words Related to bemoan elegize; cry (for), keen, moan, weep; regret, rue; bawl, blubber, sob; agonize, bleed, hurt, sorrow, sufferNear Antonyms of bemoan beam, cheer, grin, laugh, smileAntonyms of bemoan delight, exult (in), glory (in), joy, rejoice (in)

  2. 2 to feel sorry or dissatisfied about a think piece bemoaning the coarsening of our society over the last several decades Synonyms of bemoan regret, deplore, lament, repent, rueWords Related to bemoan ache (for), bewail, grieve (for), mourn, sorrow (for)Near Antonyms of bemoan delight (in), enjoy, relish, revel (in), savor (also savour)

Synonym Discussion of bemoan

deplore, lament, bewail, bemoan mean to express grief or sorrow for something. deplore implies regret for the loss or impairment of something of value.
    • deplores the breakdown in family values
lament implies a profound or demonstrative expression of sorrow.
    • lamenting the loss of their only child
bewail and bemoan imply sorrow, disappointment, or protest finding outlet in words or cries, bewail commonly suggesting loudness, and bemoan lugubriousness.
    • fans bewailed the defeat
    • purists bemoaning the corruption of the language


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