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lament

la·ment

lament

 
 
pronunciation:
l ment
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an expression of sorrow or regret.
The parole board listened to the prisoner's lament over what he had done, but they were not convinced of its sincerity.Filled with lament and longing, his letter brought her to tears.
synonyms:
lamentation, mourning, sorrow
similar words:
howl, jeremiad, keen, plaint, wail
definition 2: an expression of complaint.
The principal is hearing many laments from parents concerning the new school policy.
similar words:
complaint
definition 3: a formal expression of mourning in poetry or song; elegy or dirge.
synonyms:
dirge, elegy, monody, threnody
similar words:
requiem
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: lamented, lamenting, laments
definition: to mourn for or regret.
She lamented the loss of her youth.Do you ever lament your decision to quit your high-paying job?He still laments that he did not complete his education.We strongly lament that you were treated in this manner by one of our hotel staff.
synonyms:
bemoan, bewail, deplore, mourn, regret, rue, wail
antonyms:
celebrate
similar words:
moan, repent, weep
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to feel or express regret or sorrow; grieve or complain.
The result of their decision was not what they hoped for, but they had no time to lament.
synonyms:
bemoan, bewail, complain, grieve, mourn, sorrow, wail
antonyms:
exult, glory, rejoice
similar words:
keen, moan, pine, rue
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derivations: lamentingly (adv.), lamenter (n.)