- 1to feel or express great sadness or disappointment about someone or something synonym bemoan, bewail
- 2 In the poem he laments the destruction of the countryside. She sat alone weeping, lamenting her fate.
NAmE//ləˈmɛnt//lament something lament that… + speech (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they lament
he / she / it laments
past simple lamented
-ing form lamenting