bemoan


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be·moan

 (bĭ-mōn′)
tr.v. be·moaned, be·moan·ing, be·moans
1. To express grief over; lament.
2. To express disapproval of or regret for; deplore: "[He] recently bemoaned 'the cancer of the sound bite' afflicting Presidential campaigning" (John Tierney).

[Middle English bimonen, alteration (influenced by mone, moan) of bimenen, from Old English bemǣnan : be-, be- + mǣnan, to complain of; see mei-no- in Indo-European roots.]

bemoan

(bɪˈməʊn)
vb
to grieve over (a loss, etc); mourn; lament (esp in the phrase bemoan one's fate)
[Old English bemǣnan; see be-, moan]

be•moan

(bɪˈmoʊn)

v.t.
1. to express distress or grief over; lament: to bemoan one's fate.
2. to regard with regret or disapproval.
[before 1000; re-formation of earlier bemene, Middle English bimenen, Old English bimǣnan; see be-, moan]
be•moan′ing•ly, adv.

bemoan

, lament - Bemoaning is motivated when pity or grief is over an event that is joined to a consequence, whereas lamenting is motivated when the grief is over the event itself.
See also related terms for pity.

bemoan


Past participle: bemoaned
Gerund: bemoaning

Imperative
bemoan
bemoan
Present
I bemoan
you bemoan
he/she/it bemoans
we bemoan
you bemoan
they bemoan
Preterite
I bemoaned
you bemoaned
he/she/it bemoaned
we bemoaned
you bemoaned
they bemoaned
Present Continuous
I am bemoaning
you are bemoaning
he/she/it is bemoaning
we are bemoaning
you are bemoaning
they are bemoaning
Present Perfect
I have bemoaned
you have bemoaned
he/she/it has bemoaned
we have bemoaned
you have bemoaned
they have bemoaned
Past Continuous
I was bemoaning
you were bemoaning
he/she/it was bemoaning
we were bemoaning
you were bemoaning
they were bemoaning
Past Perfect
I had bemoaned
you had bemoaned
he/she/it had bemoaned
we had bemoaned
you had bemoaned
they had bemoaned
Future
I will bemoan
you will bemoan
he/she/it will bemoan
we will bemoan
you will bemoan
they will bemoan
Future Perfect
I will have bemoaned
you will have bemoaned
he/she/it will have bemoaned
we will have bemoaned
you will have bemoaned
they will have bemoaned
Future Continuous
I will be bemoaning
you will be bemoaning
he/she/it will be bemoaning
we will be bemoaning
you will be bemoaning
they will be bemoaning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bemoaning
you have been bemoaning
he/she/it has been bemoaning
we have been bemoaning
you have been bemoaning
they have been bemoaning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bemoaning
you will have been bemoaning
he/she/it will have been bemoaning
we will have been bemoaning
you will have been bemoaning
they will have been bemoaning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bemoaning
you had been bemoaning
he/she/it had been bemoaning
we had been bemoaning
you had been bemoaning
they had been bemoaning
Conditional
I would bemoan
you would bemoan
he/she/it would bemoan
we would bemoan
you would bemoan
they would bemoan
Past Conditional
I would have bemoaned
you would have bemoaned
he/she/it would have bemoaned
we would have bemoaned
you would have bemoaned
they would have bemoaned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bemoan - regret stronglybemoan - regret strongly; "I deplore this hostile action"; "we lamented the loss of benefits"
kvetch, plain, quetch, complain, sound off, kick - express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"

bemoan

verb lament, regret, complain about, rue, deplore, grieve for, weep for, bewail, cry over spilt milk, express sorrow about, moan over He continually bemoans his lot in life.
Translations

bemoan

[bɪˈməʊn] VTlamentar

bemoan

[bɪˈməʊn] vtdéplorer

bemoan

vtbeklagen

bemoan

[bɪˈməʊn] vtlamentare
References in classic literature ?
And having delivered her defiance all on one breath, Meg cast away her pinafore and precipitately left the field to bemoan herself in her own room.
But Estella is a different case, and if you can ever undo any scrap of what you have done amiss in keeping a part of her right nature away from her, it will be better to do that, than to bemoan the past through a hundred years.
Well--I bemoan it not; for if the fountain gushed at my very doorstep, I would not stoop to bathe my lips in it--no, though its delirium were for years instead of moments.
People grieve and bemoan themselves, but it is not half so bad with them as they say.
Go away, my friend, stand in some corner and weep, and bemoan your fallen dignity, and perhaps God will forgive you yet
Foreign words in the text annoyed her and made her bemoan her want of a classical education - she had only attended a Dame's school during some easy months - but she never passed the foreign words by until their meaning was explained to her, and when next she and they met it was as acquaintances, which I think was clever of her.
Overcome with shame and grief, they tried to cry and bemoan their fate.
accustomed to a liberal and nutritious, yet plain and salutary diet, we have found no reason to bemoan our absence from the ancient city, and the methodical household, in which the quiet routine of our lot has been hitherto cast.
When he is under the depressing influence of the after-consequences, he bemoans his sufferings and his errors, and charges them both upon me; he knows such indulgence injures his health, and does him more harm than good; but he says I drive him to it by my unnatural, unwomanly conduct; it will be the ruin of him in the end, but it is all my fault; and then I am roused to defend myself, sometimes with bitter recrimination.
The Blues were thrashed 5-2 inside the Olympic Stadium last night to crash out 6-4 on aggregate and the skipper says his side did not come up to scratch - althoough he did bemoan their luck in front of goal.
They also bemoan how difficult it is to actually play snooker in an armchair.
Sometimes the Yanks' lack S of any cultural awareness outside of their coastline is staggering, so don't be surprised should Bubba or any prairie dwellers from middle America bemoan the lack of a Dunking Doughnuts delivery service in the High St or topless waitresses in the Rose and Crown saloon bar.