Definition of lament verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

lament

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verb
BrE BrE//ləˈment//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ləˈment//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they lament
BrE BrE//ləˈment//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ləˈment//
 
he / she / it laments
BrE BrE//ləˈments//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ləˈments//
 
past simple lamented
BrE BrE//ləˈmentɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ləˈmentɪd//
 
past participle lamented
BrE BrE//ləˈmentɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ləˈmentɪd//
 
-ing form lamenting
BrE BrE//ləˈmentɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ləˈmentɪŋ//
 
Disappointment
 
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lament something | lament that… | + speech (formal) to feel or express great sadness or disappointment about somebody/something synonym bemoan, bewail In the poem he laments the destruction of the countryside. She sat alone weeping, lamenting her fate. See related entries: Disappointment Word Origin late Middle English (as a verb): from French lamenter or Latin lamentari, from lamenta (plural) ‘weeping, wailing’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lament

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