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  • noungrief, complaint
  • verbto mourn or grieve deeply

synonyms for laments

  • complaining
  • dirge
  • elegy
  • grieving
  • jeremiad
  • keen
  • keening
  • lament
  • moan
  • moaning
  • mourning
  • plaint
  • requiem
  • sob
  • sobbing
  • sorrow
  • tears
  • threnody
  • ululation
  • wail
  • wailing
  • weeping
  • bemoan
  • deplore
  • regret
  • moan
  • bewail
  • sob
  • rue
  • wail
  • sorrow
  • cry
  • bawl
  • hurt
  • repine
  • rain
  • sing
  • weep
  • bleed
  • howl
  • kick self
  • take it hard
  • beat one's breast
  • eat one's heart out
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antonyms for laments

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  • celebration
  • enjoyment
  • praise
  • relieve
  • be happy
  • praise
  • laud
  • compliment
  • celebrate
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How to use laments in a sentence

And then while the mother laments, preparations are made to follow the maiden to the shrines out yonder by the sea.
FRDRIC MISTRALCHARLES ALFRED DOWNER
They listen, half-heeding, to the protests and laments; they could not help it, they explain—the music took hold of them.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
If, on the contrary, he is employed in mean labours, he evidently grieves and laments his being thus debased.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY. VOLUME VII (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC DE BUFFON
"Mr. G.," he murmurs, "would not have done that," and laments a vanished subtlety even while Mr. Evesham is speaking.
THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
The time passed so quickly that loud laments were heard when the mother announced that it was time for Leonore to retire.
MAEZLIJOHANNA SPYRI
Looks of reproach would flash across her eyelids just as soon as they were closed, complaints and laments pierced her ears.
THE REIGN OF GREEDJOSE RIZAL
Mopsus laments his death; Menalcas proclaims his divinity; the whole eclogue consisting of an elegy and an apotheosis.
DRYDEN'S WORKS (13 OF 18): TRANSLATIONS; PASTORALSJOHN DRYDEN
Talking of the state of the nation, which he continually laments, he mentioned an anecdote of the former war.
LIFE AND CORRESPONDENCE OF DAVID HUME, VOLUME II (OF 2)JOHN HILL BURTON
The treacherous will looks abashed on the calm of his slumber, and laments, "The thing that I would I do not!"
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 14, NO. 86, DECEMBER, 1864VARIOUS
Bentham laments that his disciple has 'stretched out the right hand of fellowship to jobbers of all sorts.'
THE ENGLISH UTILITARIANS, VOLUME I.LESLIE STEPHEN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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