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verb as in to mourn or grieve deeply

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It’s a true elegy, a lament for the dead, a yearning for the lost.

From Vox

After nearly a year of working from home, the difficulty in finding ways to connect with peers and lament workplace issues is getting to some creatives.

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When things inevitably begin to get heavy, there are no emotional outbursts, no histrionic laments, no ugly crying.

All we have is a lament for another child our city has lost.

Over the years, his encyclopedic knowledge of the decline—or, more charitably, the evolution—of American industry has crystallized into a kind of lament about the shifting character of the US economy.

While many today lament that iPhones and iPads have become almost extra limbs, for Hockney they were a breakthrough for his art.

But by and large, McCain and Kaine didn't so much disagree as lament different topics.

So go the lyrics of the iconic 1970 Joni Mitchell lament, “Big Yellow Taxi.”

And yet the voices we hear over the footage of school closures lament the potential loss of … football.

But even if you blame the parties equally, or blame the Democrats more, you should lament this: It harms the United States.

And her gates shall lament and mourn, and she shall sit desolate on the ground.

Ethel hesitated a little, and presently answered, "I don't think it can be right to lament for our own sakes so much, is it?"

Hence also the word was particularly used to signify any complaint or lament, or a chant at the burial-service.

Profitable trade was their one aim and the extravagances of their servants and apprentices their increasing lament.

His glowing eyes and the half-choked voice in which he concluded gave an authentic stamp to his lament and pronouncement.


On this page you'll find 84 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lament, such as: bemoan, deplore, regret, bawl, bewail, and bleed.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.