- mourned for, as a person who is dead: Our late lamented friend.
Origin of lamented
- to feel or express sorrow or regret for: to lament his absence.
- to mourn for or over.
- to feel, show, or express grief, sorrow, or regret.
- to mourn deeply.
- an expression of grief or sorrow.
- a formal expression of sorrow or mourning, especially in verse or song; an elegy or dirge.
Origin of lament
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Examples from the Web for lamented
“I´m now writing to you from goat heaven,” he lamented on the blog he maintains.Sweden’s Burning Christmas Goat
December 25, 2014
He lamented that, “American politics has often been an arena for angry minds.”Why the FBI’s Suicide Note to MLK Still Matters
November 15, 2014
Saban also lamented the fact that Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos purchased the Washington Post.Would Pro-Israel Billionaires Adelson and Saban Really Buy the NYT?
November 9, 2014
“He came out [to Colorado] and played in the primary,” Tancredo lamented.The ‘Stop Chris Christie’ Movement Begins. Good Luck With That.
November 8, 2014
Republican candidates in states like Georgia and Virginia lamented high poverty rates.How’d the GOP Win? By Running Left
November 6, 2014
It is only by the intervention of a miracle that we can ever revisit the dear, lamented fields of Clwyd.Imogen
Often have I lamented the distance which destiny had placed between us.Beaux and Belles of England
"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
He hated vice, was indulgent to frailties, and lamented misfortunes.The Memoirs of Count Grammont, Complete
- grieved for or regretted (often in the phrase late lamented)our late lamented employer
- to feel or express sorrow, remorse, or regret (for or over)
- an expression of sorrow
- a poem or song in which a death is lamented
Word Origin and History for lamented
"mourned for," 1610, from past participle of lament (v.).
1590s, from Middle French lament and directly from Latin lamentum (see lamentation).