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la·ment

 (lə-mĕnt′)
v. la·ment·ed, la·ment·ing, la·ments
v.tr.
1. To express grief for or about; mourn: lament a death.
2. To regret deeply; deplore: He lamented his thoughtless acts.
v.intr.
1. To grieve audibly; wail.
2. To express sorrow or regret. See Synonyms at grieve.
n.
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.

lament

(ləˈmɛnt)
vb
to feel or express sorrow, remorse, or regret (for or over)
n
1. an expression of sorrow
2. (Music, other) a poem or song in which a death is lamented
3. (Poetry) a poem or song in which a death is lamented
[C16: from Latin lāmentum]
laˈmenter n
laˈmentingly adv

la•ment

(ləˈmɛnt)
v.t.
1. to express often vocal mourning or grief for or over: lamented the death of their leader.
2. to be very sorry for; regret.
v.i.
3. to mourn deeply and often vocally.
n.
4. an often vocal expression of grief or mourning.
5. elegy; dirge.
[1520–30; < Latin lāmentum plaint; (v.) < Latin lāmentārī]
la•ment′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.

lament


Past participle: lamented
Gerund: lamenting

Imperative
lament
lament
Present
I lament
you lament
he/she/it laments
we lament
you lament
they lament
Preterite
I lamented
you lamented
he/she/it lamented
we lamented
you lamented
they lamented
Present Continuous
I am lamenting
you are lamenting
he/she/it is lamenting
we are lamenting
you are lamenting
they are lamenting
Present Perfect
I have lamented
you have lamented
he/she/it has lamented
we have lamented
you have lamented
they have lamented
Past Continuous
I was lamenting
you were lamenting
he/she/it was lamenting
we were lamenting
you were lamenting
they were lamenting
Past Perfect
I had lamented
you had lamented
he/she/it had lamented
we had lamented
you had lamented
they had lamented
Future
I will lament
you will lament
he/she/it will lament
we will lament
you will lament
they will lament
Future Perfect
I will have lamented
you will have lamented
he/she/it will have lamented
we will have lamented
you will have lamented
they will have lamented
Future Continuous
I will be lamenting
you will be lamenting
he/she/it will be lamenting
we will be lamenting
you will be lamenting
they will be lamenting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lamenting
you have been lamenting
he/she/it has been lamenting
we have been lamenting
you have been lamenting
they have been lamenting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lamenting
you will have been lamenting
he/she/it will have been lamenting
we will have been lamenting
you will have been lamenting
they will have been lamenting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lamenting
you had been lamenting
he/she/it had been lamenting
we had been lamenting
you had been lamenting
they had been lamenting
Conditional
I would lament
you would lament
he/she/it would lament
we would lament
you would lament
they would lament
Past Conditional
I would have lamented
you would have lamented
he/she/it would have lamented
we would have lamented
you would have lamented
they would have lamented
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lament - a cry of sorrow and grieflament - a cry of sorrow and grief; "their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward"
complaint - (formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow
2.lament - a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
keen - a funeral lament sung with loud wailing
song, vocal - a short musical composition with words; "a successful musical must have at least three good songs"
3.lament - a mournful poem; a lament for the dead
poem, verse form - a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines
Verb1.lament - express grief verbally; "we lamented the death of the child"
express emotion, express feelings - give verbal or other expression to one's feelings
2.lament - regret stronglylament - 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"

lament

verb
1. bemoan, grieve, mourn, weep over, complain about, regret, wail about, deplore, bewail Ken began to lament the death of his only son.
noun
1. complaint, moaning, moan, keening, wail, wailing, lamentation, plaint, ululation the professional woman's lament that a woman's judgment is questioned more than a man's
2. dirge, requiem, elegy, threnody, monody, coronach (Scot. & Irish) a lament for the late, great Buddy Holly

lament

verb
To feel, show, or express grief:
Translations
عَويل، نَحيبمَرْثِيَّهيَنوحُ ، يَبْكي على
nářeknaříkatoplakávatžalozpěv
beklageklageklagesang
sajnál: nagyon sajnálsirám
harma, syrgjaharmatölurharmljóî
apraudotiraudaraudojimassielvartautisielvartavimas
apraudātelēģija, sēru dziesmavaimanasvaimanātžēlabas
bedákaťnárekžalospev
ağıtağlayıp inlemekdövünmekmatem kasidesi/şiirişikâyet

lament

[ləˈment]
A. N (= poem) → elegía f, endecha f (for por) (= song) → canción f elegíaca, endecha f; (= grief) → lamento m
B. VT [+ absence, lack, loss] → llorar, lamentar
she was lamenting her misfortunese lamentaba de su infortunio
to lament sbllorar la muerte de algn, llorar a algn
it is much to be lamented thates de lamentar que ... + subjun
C. VI to lament over sth [+ passing, loss] → llorar algo, lamentarse de algo
to lament for sbllorar a algn

lament

[ləˈmɛnt]
nlamentation f
vt
(= regret) [+ fact, situation] → déplorer
We all lament the rising crime figures → Nous déplorons tous l'augmentation des chiffres de la criminalité.
(= express regret) to lament the fact that → déplorer le fait que
to lament that ... → déplorer que ...
"Prices have dropped," he lamented
BUT "Les prix ont chuté", se lamenta-t-il.
[+ death] → pleurer

lament

n
Klagen pl, → (Weh)klage f; in lament(weh)klagend
(Liter, Mus) → Klagelied nt
vtbeklagen; misfortune etc alsobejammern; to lament somebodyjds Tod beklagen, um jdn trauern; it is much to be lamented that …es ist sehr zu beklagen, dass …; to lament the fact that …die Tatsache bedauern, dass …; what will become of me now?, he lamentedwas soll nun aus mir werden?, klagte or jammerte er
vi(weh)klagen; to lament for somebodyum jdn trauern; to lament over somethingüber etw (acc)jammern, etw bejammern or beklagen; to lament over one’s lost youthüber seine verlorene Jugend trauern; she lamented over his dead bodysie wehklagte über seinem Leichnam

lament

[ləˈmɛnt]
1. vtlamentare, piangere
to lament sb → piangere qn
2. vi to lament over sthlamentarsi di qc
to lament for sb → affliggersi per qn
3. n (poetic) → lamento, elegia

lament

(ləˈment) verb
to feel or express regret for. We all lament his death; He sat lamenting over his past failures.
noun
1. a poem or piece of music which laments something. This song is a lament for those killed in battle.
2. a show of grief, regret etc. I'm not going to sit listening to her laments all day.
ˌlamenˈtation (lӕmən-) noun
(an) act of lamenting. the lamentations of the widow.

lament

n. lamento, queja; lamentarse, quejarse.
References in classic literature ?
I only wished they would have done, that we might hasten back to Horton Lodge: I longed to seek the retirement of my own room, or some sequestered nook in the grounds, that I might deliver myself up to my feelings--to weep my last farewell, and lament my false hopes and vain delusions.
Our kind neighbours lamented that she, once so exalted in wealth and station, should be reduced to such extremity in her time of sorrow; but I am persuaded that she would have suffered thrice as much had she been left in affluence, with liberty to remain in that house, the scene of her early happiness and late affliction, and no stern necessity to prevent her from incessantly brooding over and lamenting her bereavement.
That leaves become withered,--what is there to lament about that!
Let them go and fall away, O Zarathustra, and do not lament! Better even to blow amongst them with rustling winds,--
Wickham were returned, and to lament over his absence from the Netherfield ball.
I depend on you for that." To these highflown expressions Elizabeth listened with all the insensibility of distrust; and though the suddenness of their removal surprised her, she saw nothing in it really to lament; it was not to be supposed that their absence from Netherfield would prevent Mr.
Comfort yourself therefore with thinking, that whatever you now lament may hereafter appear as trifling and contemptible as a ball would at this time."
I shall never forget the wise and matronly advice you once gave me, when I lamented being disappointed of a ball, though you could not be then fourteen years old.
He lamented, in very pathetic terms, the encouragement she had given him, and made a high merit of the tedious hours in which he had undergone her conversation.--What shall I tell you, my dear Sophia?--Then I will confess the truth.
I cannot honestly add that I lament what has happened.
Being thus deprived of the means of his livelihood, he sat down on the bank and lamented his hard fate.
Nimba County all-season politician, ex-rebel leader and preacher, Senator Prince Yormie Johnson, appears to be losing grip of his people, some of whom accuse him of misleading them into voting for the George Weah-led Coalition for Democratic Change, which they lament is not doing anything for the county.