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bewail

be·wail

bewail

pronunciation:
b weIl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bewailed, bewailing, bewails
definition: to mourn or express great sorrow for; wail or cry over; lament.
similar words:
bemoan, deplore, lament, moan, mourn, regret, wail
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to express great sorrow; grieve.
antonyms:
rejoice
similar words:
bemoan, lament, moan, mourn, wail
derivations: bewailer (n.), bewailment (n.)
Word Parts
The word bewail contains the following part:
be- Old English prefix that means to cover or surround with; to act on or change another.
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The prefix be- forms verbs from nouns and verbs.