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lament

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1 a crying out in grief
  • the national lament that was heard when President Kennedy was assassinated
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2 a composition expressing one's grief over a loss
  • a poem that is her lament for her late grandmother
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3 an expression of dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment
  • the actress's lament that there aren't enough good roles for women
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lament

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1 to feel or express sorrow for
  • She lamented her friend's decision to move across the country.
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2 to feel sorry or dissatisfied about
  • The youth lamented not having spent more time with his late grandfather.
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Synonym Discussion of lament

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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