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v. la·ment·ed, la·ment·ing, la·ments
1. To express grief for or about; mourn: lament a death.
2. To regret deeply; deplore: He lamented his thoughtless acts.
1. To grieve audibly; wail.
2. To express sorrow or regret. See Synonyms at grieve.
1. A feeling or expression of grief; a lamentation.
2. A song or poem expressing deep grief or mourning.

[Middle English lementen, from Old French lamenter, from Latin lāmentārī, from lāmentum, lament.]

la·ment′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lamenter - a person who is feeling grief (as grieving over someone who has died)lamenter - a person who is feeling grief (as grieving over someone who has died)
unfortunate, unfortunate person - a person who suffers misfortune
pallbearer, bearer - one of the mourners carrying the coffin at a funeral
wailer - a mourner who utters long loud high-pitched cries
weeper - a hired mourner
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Comme on peut le constater, la situation n'est pas enviable, on peut en rire, on peut s'en lamenter, le retourner dans tous les sens, le ronflement est une nuisance meme si l'auteur n'est pas toujours responsable.
L'Algerie passe par une periode d'evolution et de mutation et le journaliste [beaucoup moins que]se doit d'en faire ressortir les points positifs et pas seulement se lamenter sur les faiblesses de cette conjoncture difficile de l'edification du pays[beaucoup plus grand que], a affirme le ministre.
Il ne sert a rien de continuer a se lamenter sur la faible competitivite de l'economie marocaine et la perte continue des parts de marche tant que nous ne disposons pas d'un systeme de formation performant comme l'ont fait les pays emergents.
Un president qui ne cesse de se lamenter de l'absence d'aide et de soutien des investisseurs locaux ou nationaux, a l'instar des autres clubs.
Ironies and turnarounds are the meat of this delicate folkie cure clumsy rocker, Reagan lover cum Bush basher, mocker of welfare mothers (they "make better lovers") and lamenter of the plight of the homeless, a man who gets angry over Kent State and wistful over Montezuma, writer of the git-r-done post-Flight 93 "Let's Roll" (which advises, in phrases that could have come straight from a Bush foreign policy powwow: "No time for indecision/We got to make a move .
Si, aujourd'hui, la CAF pourrait se lamenter de la non organisation de la CAN par un grand pays comme le Maroc, ce dernier l'est aussi.
Rester les bras croises et se contenter de se lamenter en disant que c'est le destin ou agir?
For Lott, liberal boomer intellectuals such as Paul Berman (author of A Tale of Two Utopias, a popular '90s attack on the radicalism of the '60s left) and Todd Gitlin (a Students for Democratic Society president in the '60s and now a lamenter of modern leftists' lack of patriotism) have betrayed the '60s legacy of radicalism to which all boomer liberals ought to pledge allegiance.
Unlike speaking about God, which does not involve any kind of a relationship between the lamenter and God, speaking to God assumes a previous and even an intimate relationship.
Ils ne souhaitent pas se lamenter et attendre la mort.
What of that great lamenter, Jeremiah, who was as much tormentor as tormented?
The queer, dislocated, ironic focus in this passage narrows on the lamenter Orpheus and his act of creation, and Eurydice is only reflected in his song.