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lamented

[luh-men-tid]
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adjective
  1. mourned for, as a person who is dead: Our late lamented friend.
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Origin of lamented

First recorded in 1605–15; lament + -ed2
Related formsla·ment·ed·ly, adverbqua·si-la·ment·ed, adjectiveun·la·ment·ed, adjective

lament

[luh-ment]
verb (used with object)
  1. to feel or express sorrow or regret for: to lament his absence.
  2. to mourn for or over.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to feel, show, or express grief, sorrow, or regret.
  2. to mourn deeply.
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noun
  1. an expression of grief or sorrow.
  2. a formal expression of sorrow or mourning, especially in verse or song; an elegy or dirge.
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Origin of lament

1520–30; (noun) < Latin lāmentum plaint; (v.) < Latin lāmentārī, derivative of lāmentum
Related formsla·ment·er, nounla·ment·ing·ly, adverb

Synonyms

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1, 2. bewail, bemoan, deplore. 3, 4. grieve, weep. 5. lamentation, moan. 6. monody, threnody.
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Examples from the Web for lamented

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Historical Examples

  • It is only by the intervention of a miracle that we can ever revisit the dear, lamented fields of Clwyd.

    Imogen

    William Godwin

  • Often have I lamented the distance which destiny had placed between us.

  • "If only the Mayor of the Borough had performed the ceremony," Gilbert lamented.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine

  • I have often lamented the advantage which the French have over us in that particular.

    The Contrast

    Royall Tyler

  • He hated vice, was indulgent to frailties, and lamented misfortunes.


British Dictionary definitions for lamented

lamented

adjective
  1. grieved for or regretted (often in the phrase late lamented)our late lamented employer
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Derived Formslamentedly, adverb

lament

verb
  1. to feel or express sorrow, remorse, or regret (for or over)
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noun
  1. an expression of sorrow
  2. a poem or song in which a death is lamented
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Derived Formslamenter, nounlamentingly, adverb

Word Origin

C16: from Latin lāmentum
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for lamented

adj.

"mourned for," 1610, from past participle of lament (v.).

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lament

v.

mid-15c., back-formation from lamentation or else from Middle French lamenter "to moan, bewail" (14c.) and directly from Latin lamentari, from lamentum (see lamentation). Related: Lamented; lamenting.

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lament

n.

1590s, from Middle French lament and directly from Latin lamentum (see lamentation).

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