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laments

verb
present tense third-person singular of lament

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to feel or express sorrow for
  • she lamented the loss of her beloved pet to a degree that went way beyond words

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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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laments

noun
plural of lament

Synonyms & Antonyms of laments (Entry 2 of 2)

1 a crying out in grief
  • the national lament that was heard when the beloved singer perished in the crash

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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' lament that there aren't enough good roles for women

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“Laments.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/laments. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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