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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 of lament groan, howl, keen, lamentation, moan, plaint, wail Words Related to lament 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 of lament cheering, laughing, smiling Antonyms of lament exultation, rejoicing

  2. 2 a composition expressing one's grief over a loss a poem that is her lament for her late grandmother Synonyms of lament dirge, elegy, requiem, threnody Words Related to lament taps; elegiac (also elegiacal), monody Near Antonyms of lament 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 of lament beef, bitch, bleat, carp, fuss, grievance, gripe, grouch, grouse, grumble, holler, kvetch, complaint, miserere, moan, murmur, plaint, squawk, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yammerWords Related to lament challenge, demur, expostulation, kick, niggle [chiefly British], objection, protest, quibble, remonstrance, stinkNear Antonyms of lament 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 of lament bemoan, bewail, deplore, grieve (for), mourn, wail (for) Words Related to lament elegize; cry (for), keen, moan, weep; regret, rue; bawl, blubber, sob; agonize, bleed, hurt, sorrow, suffer Near Antonyms of lament beam, cheer, grin, laugh, smile Antonyms of lament 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 of lament bemoan, deplore, regret, repent, rueWords Related to lament ache (for), bewail, grieve (for), mourn, sorrow (for)Near Antonyms of lament delight (in), enjoy, relish, revel (in), savor (also savour)



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