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bemoan

[ bih-mohn ]
/ b瑟藞mo蕣n /
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verb (used with object)
to express distress or grief over; lament: to bemoan one's fate.
to regard with regret or disapproval.
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Origin of bemoan

before 1000; be- + moan; replacing bemene,Middle English bimenen,Old English bim牵nan (bi-be- + m牵nan to moan)

OTHER WORDS FROM bemoan

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British Dictionary definitions for bemoan

bemoan
/ (b瑟藞m蓹蕣n) /

verb
to grieve over (a loss, etc); mourn; lament (esp in the phrase bemoan one's fate)

Word Origin for bemoan

Old English bem牵nan; see be-, moan
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