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Synonyms for lament
ləˈmɛnt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lament, lamentation, plaint, wail(noun)

    a cry of sorrow and grief

    "their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward"

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

  2. dirge, coronach, lament, requiem, threnody(noun)

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

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

  3. elegy, lament(verb)

    a mournful poem; a lament for the dead

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

  4. lament, keen(verb)

    express grief verbally

    "we lamented the death of the child"

    Synonyms:
    deplore, keen, bemoan, bewail

  5. deplore, lament, bewail, bemoan(verb)

    regret strongly

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

    Synonyms:
    deplore, bewail, keen, bemoan

Wiktionary

  1. lament(verb)

    Synonyms:
    bewail

  2. lament(verb)

    To express grief.

    Synonyms:
    bewail

  3. lament(verb)

    To bewail.

    Synonyms:
    bewail

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lament

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

    Antonyms:
    welcome, hall

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lament(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    mourn, grieve, weep, wail, moan, complain

  2. lament(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    bewail, deplore, bemoan, mourn

  3. lament(n.)

    Synonyms:
    wailing, moaning, moan, lamentation, plaint, complaint

  4. lament(n.)

    Synonyms:
    dirge, elegy, epicedium, mournful song, funeral song

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lament(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "lament":

    deplore, regret, mourn

How to pronounce lament?

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How to use lament in a sentence?

  1. Max Borders:

    We saw the car displacing horses, buggies and buggy whips, but we don’t lament that passage, do we?

  2. Omar Khayyam:

    When morning silvers the dark firmament, Why shrills the bird of dawning his lament? It is to show in dawn?s bright looking-glass How of thy careless life a night is spent.

  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. Omar Khayyam:

    Lament not Fortune?s mutability, And seize her fickle favours ere they flee; If others never mourned departed bliss, How should a turn of Fortune come to thee?

  5. Chuck Grassley:

    I lament how this hearing has come about.


Translations for lament

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  • مرثاةArabic
  • lamentar, lamentCatalan, Valencian
  • Klagelied, Klagegesang, wehklagen, beklagenGerman
  • konyifafa, konyifaha, fa konyiEwe
  • lamento, lamentar, lamentaciónSpanish
  • valittaa, valitusvirsi, itkeä, valitus, surraFinnish
  • se lamenter, complainte, plaindre, lamentationFrench
  • caoinIrish
  • cumha, caoidh, caoin, caoineadh, tuireadhScottish Gaelic
  • विलापHindi
  • եղերերգություն, հառաչանք, գանգատվել, տրտնջալ, սգալ, տրտունջ, գանգատ, ողբալ, եղերերգArmenian
  • syrgja, harmaIcelandic
  • lamentarsi, lamentoItalian
  • לִסְפּוֹדHebrew
  • 嘆くJapanese
  • dēfleōLatin
  • bejéimerenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • uhunga, apakura, taurere, mōteateaMāori
  • klaagzangDutch
  • sorg, sørge, beklageNorwegian
  • lamentPolish
  • lamento, lamentar, lamentaçãoPortuguese
  • boci, lamentaRomanian
  • оплакивать, похоронная песнь, сокрушаться, горевать, стенание, погребальная песнь, причитание, панихида, плакать, завывание, элегия, горько жаловаться, стенать, сетоватьRussian
  • lelek, tužbalica, tužaljka, tugovanka, jadikovanjeSerbo-Croatian
  • קלאָגYiddish
  • 哀嘆Chinese

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    An antonym of "spellbound"
    • A. fascinated
    • B. disenchanted
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