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lament

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of lament

  1. 1 a crying out in grief the national lament that was heard when President Kennedy was assassinated Synonyms groan, howl, keen, lamentation, moan, plaint, wail Related Words cry, sob, tears; agonizing, grieving, mourning, sorrowing, suffering, weeping; hand-wringing, regret; complaint, cri de coeur, outcry, protest; anguish, dolor, grief, heartache, heartbreak, sorrow, woe Near Antonyms cheering, laughing, smiling Antonyms exultation, rejoicing

  2. 2 a composition expressing one's grief over a loss a poem that is her lament for her late grandmother Synonyms dirge, elegy, requiem, threnody Related Words taps; elegiac (also elegiacal), monody Near Antonyms encomium, eulogy, paean, panegyric

  3. 3 an expression of dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment the career woman's lament that there aren't any good men left Synonyms beef, bitch, bleat, carp, fuss, grievance, gripe, grouch, grouse, grumble, holler, kvetch, complaint, miserere, moan, murmur, plaint, squawk, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yammerRelated Words challenge, demur, expostulation, kick, niggle [chiefly British], objection, protest, quibble, remonstrance, stinkNear Antonyms commendation, compliment, plaudit; acclaim, applause, praise; approval, endorsement (also indorsement), sanction


lament

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of lament

  1. 1 to feel or express sorrow for she lamented the loss of her beloved pet to a degree that went way beyond words Synonyms bemoan, bewail, deplore, grieve (for), mourn, wail (for) Related Words elegize; cry (for), keen, moan, weep; regret, rue; bawl, blubber, sob; agonize, bleed, hurt, sorrow, suffer Near Antonyms beam, cheer, grin, laugh, smile Antonyms delight, exult (in), glory (in), joy, rejoice (in)

  2. 2 to feel sorry or dissatisfied about the youth lamented not having spent more time with his late grandfather Synonyms bemoan, deplore, regret, repent, rueRelated Words ache (for), bewail, grieve (for), mourn, sorrow (for)Near Antonyms delight (in), enjoy, relish, revel (in), savor (also savour)



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