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Synonyms for lament

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Wiktionary4.0 / 1 vote

  1. lamentverb


  2. lamentverb

    To express grief.


  3. lamentverb

    To bewail.


English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote

  1. lament

    To mourn is to feel or express sadness or distress because of some loss, affliction, or misfortune; mourning is thought of as prolonged, grief or regret may be transient. One may grieve or mourn, regret, rue, or sorrow without a sound; he bemoans with suppressed and often inarticulate sounds of grief; he bewails with passionate utterance, whether of inarticulate cries or of spoken words. He laments in plaintive or pathetic words, as the prophet Jeremiah in his "Lamentations." One deplores with settled sorrow which may or may not find relief in words. One is made to rue an act by some misfortune resulting, or by some penalty or vengeance inflicted because of it. One regrets a slight misfortune or a hasty word; he sorrows over the death of a friend.

    bemoan, bewail, deplore, grieve, mourn, regret, rue, sorrow

    be joyful, exult, joy, make merry, rejoice, triumph

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. lament

    deplore, mourn, bewail, regret, grieve for, bemoan, wail for

    welcome, hall

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. lament, lamentation, plaint, wailnoun

    a cry of sorrow and grief

    "their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward"

    coronach, dirge, lamentation, wail, threnody, mourning, plaint, requiem, elegy

  2. dirge, coronach, lament, requiem, threnodynoun

    a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person

    coronach, dirge, lamentation, wail, threnody, plaint, requiem, elegy

  3. elegy, lamentverb

    a mournful poem; a lament for the dead

    coronach, dirge, lamentation, wail, threnody, plaint, requiem, elegy

  4. lament, keenverb

    express grief verbally

    "we lamented the death of the child"

    deplore, keen, bemoan, bewail

  5. deplore, lament, bewail, bemoanverb

    regret strongly

    "I deplore this hostile action"; "we lamented the loss of benefits"

    deplore, bewail, keen, bemoan

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Dictionary of English Synonymes3.0 / 2 votes

  1. lamentverb

    mourn, grieve, weep, wail, moan, complain

  2. lamentverb

    bewail, deplore, bemoan, mourn

  3. lamentnoun

    wailing, moaning, moan, lamentation, plaint, complaint

  4. lamentnoun

    dirge, elegy, epicedium, mournful song, funeral song

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. lamentverb

    bemoan, weep, wail, deplore, grieve, bewail, mourn

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "lament":

    deplore, regret, mourn

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  1. Farris Wilks:

    We lament and mourn the great sin of our nation, the many millions of babies murdered, and we pray that you turn these people away from this evil.

  2. Lillian Eichler Watson:

    There has never been an age that did not applaud the past and lament the present.

  3. Simon Pokagon:

    Shall not one line lament our forest race, Struck out for you from wild creation's face Freedom-the selfsame freedom you adore-Bade us defend our violated shore.

  4. R Chamberlain:

    Too much to lament a misery is the next way to draw on a remediless mischief.

  5. Chuck Grassley:

    I lament how this hearing has come about.

Translations for lament

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  • مرثاةArabic
  • lamentar, lamentCatalan, Valencian
  • beklagen, wehklagen, Klagegesang, KlageliedGerman
  • fa konyi, konyifaha, konyifafaEwe
  • lamentación, lamentar, lamentoSpanish
  • valitusvirsi, surra, valittaa, valitus, itkeäFinnish
  • complainte, plaindre, lamentation, se lamenterFrench
  • caoinIrish
  • caoineadh, caoidh, caoin, cumha, tuireadhScottish Gaelic
  • विलापHindi
  • եղերերգ, տրտունջ, սգալ, ողբալ, գանգատ, տրտնջալ, հառաչանք, գանգատվել, եղերերգությունArmenian
  • syrgja, harmaIcelandic
  • lamentarsi, lamentoItalian
  • לִסְפּוֹדHebrew
  • 嘆くJapanese
  • dēfleōLatin
  • bejéimerenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • apakura, uhunga, mōteatea, taurereMāori
  • klaagzangDutch
  • sorg, beklage, sørgeNorwegian
  • lamentPolish
  • lamentação, lamento, lamentarPortuguese
  • boci, lamentaRomanian
  • стенать, сетовать, похоронная песнь, горько жаловаться, оплакивать, сокрушаться, горевать, стенание, погребальная песнь, причитание, панихида, плакать, завывание, элегияRussian
  • tugovanka, jadikovanje, tužbalica, lelek, tužaljkaSerbo-Croatian
  • קלאָגYiddish
  • 哀嘆Chinese

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