Definition of Bemoan

1. Verb. Regret strongly. "They bemoan that there was a traffic accident "; "We lamented the loss of benefits"

Exact synonyms: Bewail, Deplore, Lament
Generic synonyms: Complain, Kick, Kvetch, Plain, Quetch, Sound Off
Derivative terms: Lamentable, Lamenter



Definition of Bemoan

1. v. t. To express deep grief for by moaning; to express sorrow for; to lament; to bewail; to pity or sympathize with.

Definition of Bemoan

1. Verb. (transitive) to complain about; to dismay or worry about something ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bemoan

1. to lament [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: lament

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bemoan

bemire
bemired
bemires
bemiring
bemirror
bemist
bemisted
bemisting
bemists
bemittened
bemix
bemixed
bemixes
bemixing
bemixt
bemoan (current term)
bemoaned
bemoaner
bemoaners
bemoaning
bemoans
bemock
bemocked
bemocking
bemocks
bemoil
bemoiled
bemoiling
bemoils
bemoist'ning

Literary usage of Bemoan

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1. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, Henry Dale, Thomas Arnold (1873)
"... for a man to bemoan himself to another in hia indignation, so as to repel ' one who was plotting against him ; since ho would cither haro found a person ..."

2. Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, F.R.S.: Secretary to the by Samuel Pepys, Richard Griffin Braybrooke (1855)
"The ladies of the Court do much bemoan him. Here she and me alone at dinner to some good victuals, that we could not put off, that was intended for the ..."

3. English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892) by John Matthews Manly (1916)
"But who had seen him, sobbing how he stood 3 23 Unto himself, and how he would bemoan His youth ... bemoan ..."

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