lament definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to state grief for or about; mourn: lament a death.
    • To feel dissapointed about deeply; deplore: He lamented his thoughtless functions.
    • To mourn for; to bemoan; to bewail.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To grieve audibly; wail.
    • to state sadness or regret. See Synonyms at grieve.
    • To express or feel sorrow; to weep or wail; to mourn.
  • noun:
    • a sense or an expression of grief; a lamentation.
    • A song or poem expressing deep grief or mourning.
    • An expression of grief, suffering, or despair.
    • A song expressing grief.
    • Grief or sorrow expressed in grievances or cries; lamentation; a wailing; a moaning; a weeping.
    • An elegy or mournful ballad, or even the love.
    • a manifestation of grief or sadness; a sad complaint; a lamentation.
    • a group type of lamentation or mourning; an elegy; a mourning tune or ballad.
    • the songs for an elegy, or a tune designed to show or stimulate sorrowful emotion; a mournful air.
    • a mournful poem; a lament when it comes to dead
    • a cry of sorrow and grief
    • a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a-dead person
  • verb:
    • to state grief.
    • To bewail.
    • present grief verbally
    • regret highly
  • others:
    • expressing sorrow; complete terms or noises of grief; mourn audibly; wail.
    • To show great sorrow or regret; repine; chafe; grieve.
    • Synonyms Lament, Mourn, Grieve; sadness. Lament expresses constantly, at least figuratively, an external act. Mourn was initially and is still often the exact same, but doesn't now recommend something audible. Grieve implies a lot more of a consuming effect upon the person sorrowing. See disorder.
    • To bewail; mourn for; bemoan; deplore.
    • To afflict; distress.

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