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[luh-men-tid] /ləˈmɛn tɪd/
mourned for, as a person who is dead:
Our late lamented friend.
Origin of lamented
First recorded in 1605-15; lament + -ed2
Related forms
lamentedly, adverb
quasi-lamented, adjective
unlamented, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for unlamented
Historical Examples
  • Singly and unsupported have I lived; alone and unlamented must I be carried to my grave.

    The Pilot J. Fenimore Cooper
  • This is an evil of too serious a character to pass unfelt, unlamented or unrebuked.

  • They tell a story here about Kinsey, the late and unlamented.

    Le Petit Nord

    Anne Elizabeth Caldwell (MacClanahan) Grenfell and Katie Spalding
  • He couldn't have, because he died (unlamented) three years ago.

    The Red House Mystery A. A. Milne
  • Cheap tea contains sawdust, dried and powdered hay, grass-seed, and departed but unlamented insects.

  • I have applied,' said he, 'for the services of an additional sub-prefect in Carton's unlamented absence.

    A Diversity of Creatures

    Rudyard Kipling
  • Thus the Directory and the Councils came to their unlamented end.

  • It is not that this misery went undescribed or unlamented, or that it was not realized by a small number of Englishmen.

    The Framework of Home Rule Erskine Childers
  • Vane, in disgust, quitted America; unlamented even by those who had lately admired him.

  • A little before his unlamented death, two strangers visited the prison where Neville and Dr. Beaumont were confined.

British Dictionary definitions for unlamented


not missed, regretted, or grieved over: his late unlamented father


grieved for or regretted (often in the phrase late lamented): our late lamented employer
Derived Forms
lamentedly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unlamented

1590s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of lament (v.).



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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