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bewail

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bewail

  1. to feel or express sorrow for he invariably spends more time bewailing his predicament than trying to fix it Synonyms of bewail bemoan, lament, deplore, grieve (for), mourn, wail (for)Words Related to bewail elegize; cry (for), keen, moan, weep; regret, rue; bawl, blubber, sob; agonize, bleed, hurt, sorrow, sufferNear Antonyms of bewail beam, cheer, grin, laugh, smileAntonyms of bewail delight, exult (in), glory (in), joy, rejoice (in)

Synonym Discussion of bewail

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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