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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 ?
I bemoaned that, as I gazed on the feeble orphan; and I mentally abused old Linton for (what was only natural partiality) the securing his estate to his own daughter, instead of his son's.
And the birds of the air came too, and bemoaned Snowdrop; and first of all came an owl, and then a raven, and at last a dove, and sat by her side.
And there full often he bemoaned his fate, asking what crime was his that he should be shut up within four walls when other men were free.
The prisoners bemoaned his loss, and missed him; for though his means were not large, his charity was great, and in bestowing alms among them he considered the necessities of all alike, and knew no distinction of sect or creed.
The Sultan looked round to discover who it was who thus bemoaned his fate, and at last saw a handsome young man, richly clothed, who was sitting on a throne raised slightly from the ground.
And immediately, making the king get out of the carriage, he led him, still accompanied by Porthos, who had not taken off his mask, and Aramis, who again resumed his, up the stairs, to the second Bertaudiere, and opened the door of the room in which Philippe for six long years had bemoaned his existence.
The hope now is that all those who bemoaned the retraction of the 18, and have bemoaned ever since, will use the new service.
Macc boss John Askey commended his side's efforts -but bemoaned some slipshod defensive work.
Jim Jefferies bemoaned his side's lack of cutting edge as Dunfemline crashed to an undeserved defeat at the end of a rollercoaster week.
Summary: England captain Andrew Strauss has bemoaned his side's failure to push on after they suffered a 10-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka.
BURNLEY boss Owen Coyle bemoaned referee Martin Atkinson's decisions not to award two penalties to his side in the 2-0 loss to Wolves.
PORTSMOUTH boss Paul Hart bemoaned his side's worst display of the season and admitted they are still not safe from relegation.