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Related to bemoaning: grief-stricken
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.]
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to grieve over (a loss, etc); mourn; lament (esp in the phrase bemoan one's fate)
[Old English bemǣnan; see be-, moan]
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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]
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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.
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Past participle: bemoaned
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|Verb||1.||bemoan - regret strongly; "I deplore this hostile action"; "we lamented the loss of benefits"|
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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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
bemoan[bɪˈməʊn] VT → lamentar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
bemoan[bɪˈməʊn] vt → déplorer
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
vt → beklagen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
bemoan[bɪˈməʊn] vt → lamentare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995