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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 ?
Wherefore you shall observe, that the more deep and sober sort of politic persons, in their greataess, are ever bemoaning themselves, what a life they lead; chanting a quanta patimur
He crept back onto his throne like a whipped dog, and lay there bitterly bemoaning his defeat.
Here I had not been seated long before I heard a person on the other side of the willows sighing and bemoaning himself bitterly.
And neither the talking nor the weeping grew less when fast on the heels of the news itself, came Nancy's pitiful story that Pollyanna, face to face with what had come to her, was bemoaning most of all the fact that she could not play the game; that she could not now be glad over--anything.
This bemoaning of one's self (as you do now) over the first, careless, shallow gayety of youth departed, and this profound happiness at youth regained,--so much deeper and richer than that we lost,--are essential to the soul's development.
The battle lasted nearly half an hour, and then the phantoms fled; Dona Rodriguez gathered up her skirts, and bemoaning her fate went out without saying a word to Don Quixote, and he, sorely pinched, puzzled, and dejected, remained alone, and there we will leave him, wondering who could have been the perverse enchanter who had reduced him to such a state; but that shall be told in due season, for Sancho claims our attention, and the methodical arrangement of the story demands it.
The Negress sobbed hysterically, bemoaning the evil day that had witnessed her departure from her dear Maryland, while the white girl, dry eyed and outwardly calm, was torn by inward fears and forebodings.
Ever since entering the U-boat zone we had been on the lookout for periscopes, and children that we were, bemoaning the unkind fate that was to see us safely into France on the morrow without a glimpse of the dread marauders.
The League, on the other hand, was split into two camps: one, the younger lot, which was bemoaning the different set of standards, and two, the senior lot, which was saying that the ouster of both Nawaz Sharif and Jahangir Tareen was bad for democracy.
The underlying message of this symbolism is that instead of bemoaning the darkness we should light a candle and instead of bemoaning hatred we should plant the seeds of love, the President of the PPPP said.
Your correspondent can pen another furious missive bemoaning the fact that day to day duties are being neglected.
ARMCHAIR fans are bemoaning how difficult it will be to watch this year's world Snooker Championship without the likes of Stephen Hendry, Steve Davis and Jimmy White participating.