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wailing

adjective

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wailing

verb
present participle of wail

Synonyms & Antonyms of wailing (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely
  • the state's residents are always wailing about their high taxes

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2 to make a long loud mournful sound
  • the women stood beside the coffins, wailing for their fallen sons and daughters

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“Wailing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/wailing. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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