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be·wail

 (bĭ-wāl′)
tr.v. be·wailed, be·wail·ing, be·wails
1. To cry over; lament: bewail the dead.
2. To express sorrow or unhappiness over: "Hour after hour he sat bewailing his plight" (Amitav Ghosh).

[Middle English biwailen : bi-, be- + wailen; see wail.]

be·wail′er n.
be·wail′ment n.

bewail

(bɪˈweɪl)
vb
to express great sorrow over (a person or thing); lament
beˈwailed adj
beˈwailer n
beˈwailing n, adj
beˈwailingly adv

be•wail

(bɪˈweɪl)

v.t.
to express deep sorrow for; lament.
[1250–1300]
be•wail′ing•ly, adv.
be•wail′ment, n.

bewail


Past participle: bewailed
Gerund: bewailing

Imperative
bewail
bewail
Present
I bewail
you bewail
he/she/it bewails
we bewail
you bewail
they bewail
Preterite
I bewailed
you bewailed
he/she/it bewailed
we bewailed
you bewailed
they bewailed
Present Continuous
I am bewailing
you are bewailing
he/she/it is bewailing
we are bewailing
you are bewailing
they are bewailing
Present Perfect
I have bewailed
you have bewailed
he/she/it has bewailed
we have bewailed
you have bewailed
they have bewailed
Past Continuous
I was bewailing
you were bewailing
he/she/it was bewailing
we were bewailing
you were bewailing
they were bewailing
Past Perfect
I had bewailed
you had bewailed
he/she/it had bewailed
we had bewailed
you had bewailed
they had bewailed
Future
I will bewail
you will bewail
he/she/it will bewail
we will bewail
you will bewail
they will bewail
Future Perfect
I will have bewailed
you will have bewailed
he/she/it will have bewailed
we will have bewailed
you will have bewailed
they will have bewailed
Future Continuous
I will be bewailing
you will be bewailing
he/she/it will be bewailing
we will be bewailing
you will be bewailing
they will be bewailing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bewailing
you have been bewailing
he/she/it has been bewailing
we have been bewailing
you have been bewailing
they have been bewailing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bewailing
you will have been bewailing
he/she/it will have been bewailing
we will have been bewailing
you will have been bewailing
they will have been bewailing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bewailing
you had been bewailing
he/she/it had been bewailing
we had been bewailing
you had been bewailing
they had been bewailing
Conditional
I would bewail
you would bewail
he/she/it would bewail
we would bewail
you would bewail
they would bewail
Past Conditional
I would have bewailed
you would have bewailed
he/she/it would have bewailed
we would have bewailed
you would have bewailed
they would have bewailed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bewail - regret stronglybewail - 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"

bewail

verb lament, regret, complain about, moan about, mourn, rue, wail about, deplore, bemoan, repent, grieve for, cry over, weep over, express sorrow for All your songs seem to bewail a dissatisfaction in love.
Translations

bewail

[bɪˈweɪl] VTlamentar

bewail

[bɪˈweɪl] vtse lamenter sur, déplorer

bewail

vt (= deplore)beklagen; (= lament also)bejammern; sb’s death alsobetrauern

bewail

[bɪˈweɪl] vtlamentare
References in classic literature ?
And you both come to bewail the deed to me, as if you were the people to be pitied
I came not to bewail this evil chance with your Grace, until I had done my best to remedy it.
One morning that he had demanded money, threatening her with the severest consequences if she did not supply him with what he desired, he disappeared and remained away all day, leaving the kind-hearted Assunta, who loved him as if he were her own child, to weep over his conduct and bewail his absence.
Yes, you will die where you be, and be laid to rest in the cold, moist earth where there is no one to bewail you.
And she burst into sobs with the despairing vehemence with which people bewail disasters they feel they have themselves occasioned.
So Urania bare Linus, a very lovely son: and him all men who are singers and harpers do bewail at feasts and dances, and as they begin and as they end they call on Linus.
Nothing which need distress you quite so much,' answered Nicholas, with a more sprightly air; 'neither did I come here to bewail my lot, but on matter more to the purpose.
She now began to bewail herself in very bitter terms, and floods of tears accompanied her lamentations; which the lady, her companion, declared she could not blame, but at the same time dissuaded her from indulging; attempting to moderate the grief of her friend by philosophical observations on the many disappointments to which human life is daily subject, which, she said, was a sufficient consideration to fortify our minds against any accidents, how sudden or terrible soever.
It is all very well for the well-heeled, the churchmen and politicians to bewail their sympathies for migrants when they know their actions do not impact on themselves.
Would-be employers bewail large sections of young people turning up for interview are tongue-tied, lacking in social graces, charmless.
Of drone attacks one can bewail that Islamabad is helpless against the US.
There seems to be a little option other than this for identifying gaps in policy and strategic action, which the media is so quick to bewail.