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Synonyms for lament
ləˈmɛntlament

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Wiktionary

  1. lamentverb

    Synonyms:
    bewail

  2. lamentverb

    To express grief.

    Synonyms:
    bewail

  3. lamentverb

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lament, lamentation, plaint, wailnoun

    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, threnodynoun

    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, lamentverb

    a mournful poem; a lament for the dead

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

  4. lament, keenverb

    express grief verbally

    "we lamented the death of the child"

    Synonyms:
    deplore, keen, bemoan, bewail

  5. deplore, lament, bewail, bemoanverb

    regret strongly

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

    Synonyms:
    deplore, bewail, keen, bemoan

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lamentverb

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

  2. lamentverb

    Synonyms:
    bewail, deplore, bemoan, mourn

  3. lamentnoun

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

  4. lamentnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lamentverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "lament":

    deplore, regret, mourn

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How to use lament in a sentence?

  1. L.F. Magister:

    People lament for their losses because it´s easier mourn for the past than avoid them in present.

  2. Chuck Grassley:

    I lament how this hearing has come about.

  3. 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?

  4. 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.

  5. Clive Moore:

    A current joke is that people lament the decline of Honiara's quaint Honiaras Chinatown, which is no longer central, but then others say it does not matter as the whole of Honiara is Honiaras Chinatown now.

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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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