- 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 lamenting
Early in 2013, Allison Janney was lamenting her inability to find another TV series job.Allison Janney’s Incredible ‘Double O’ and That ‘Masters of Sex’ Love Scene
July 14, 2014
CW-1 recorded Bonventre lamenting the problems of getting gamblers to make good on their losses in this post-Goodfellas world.A Goodfellas Sequel: A True-Life Lufthansa Figure Comes to Court
January 24, 2014
Hell, even our smartest American Jews are lamenting how there won't be Middle East peace in their lifetime.How The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process Became The World's Greatest Bore
April 16, 2013
“I had the ultimate trust in him,” said Ladd lamenting the death of Ivie, 30.Border Patrol Agent’s Death Dubbed Friendly Fire
October 6, 2012
At this point, commentators are already beginning to talk about her imminent walk-off, lamenting the lost American gold.6 Classic Olympic Tearjerker Moments (Video)
July 27, 2012
The Mikado is lamenting a sudden realisation that he is too old for his love.The Garden of Bright Waters
Some were lamenting, and in restless motion; but, these were few.A Tale of Two Cities
He was lamenting the difference of character between Virginia and New England.The American Mind
You remember I was lamenting that I hadn't got the necessary finery.The Christian
I reminded a lady of this, who was lamenting the fact that in China some women are sold for wives.As A Chinaman Saw Us
- 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 lamenting
1590s, from Middle French lament and directly from Latin lamentum (see lamentation).