bemoan [bih-mohn] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Synonyms:||beat one's breast, bewail, complain, cry over spilled milk, deplore, grieve for, lament, moan over, mourn, regret, rue, sing the blues, weep for|
|Notes:||bemoan is motivated when pity or grief is over an event that is joined to a consequence, whereas lament is motivated when the grief is over the event itself|
|Antonyms:||be happy, gloat|
|Part of Speech:||noun, verb|
|Category:||1. Passive Affections|
regretting; regretful; homesick., regretted; much to be regretted, regrettable; lamentable (bad).
'tis pity, 'tis too true; "sig'd and look'd and sigh'd again" [Dryden].
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