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Definitions of lament

  1. having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; "an acute observer of politics and politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike reasoning"; "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"; "penetrating insight"; "frequent penetrative observations" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a mournful poem; a lament for the dead Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a cry of sorrow and grief; "their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. regret strongly; "I deplore this hostile action"; "we lamented the loss of benefits" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. express grief verbally; "we lamented the death of the child" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. To express or feel sorrow; to weep or wail; to mourn. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To mourn for; to bemoan; to bewail. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Grief or sorrow expressed in complaints or cries; lamentation; a wailing; a moaning; a weeping. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. An elegy or mournful ballad, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To mourn for; as, to lament a friend. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. To express sorrow. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. An expression of sorrow. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To utter grief in outcries: to wail: to mourn. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. To mourn for: to deplore. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Sorrow expressed in cries: an elegy or mournful ballad. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. To bewail; mourn. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. To sorrow for; mourn; bewail. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. The expression of grief; lamentation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Sorrow expressed in complaints; an elegy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. To bewail; to mourn for; to deplore. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. To grieve; to express sorrow; to regret deeply. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. To mourn; to grieve; to weep or wail; to bewail; to mourn for. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. la-ment', v.i. to utter grief in outcries: to wail: to mourn.--v.t. to mourn for: to deplore.--n. sorrow expressed in cries: an elegy or mournful ballad.--adj. LAM'ENTABLE, deserving or expressing sorrow: sad: pitiful, despicable.--adv. LAM'ENTABLY.--n. LAMENT[=A]'TION, act of lamenting: audible expression of grief: wailing: (pl., B.) a book of Jeremiah.--p.adj. LAMENT'ED, bewailed: mourned.--adv. LAMENT'INGLY, with lamentation. [Fr. lamenter--L. lament[=a]ri.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  25. Passionate expression of grief; elegy, dirge. (Vb) express or feel grief for or about, be distressed at, regret, (also intr. with for or over, or abs.); (p.p.) mourned for (esp. conventionally of the dead, as the late lamented-). [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  26. n. [Latin] Grief or sorrow expressed in complaints or cries; lamentation;— an elegy or mournful ballad. Cabinet Dictionary

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