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

Origin of lamented

First recorded in 1605–15; lament + -ed2

Other words from lamented

  • la·ment·ed·ly, adverb
  • qua·si-la·ment·ed, adjective
  • un·la·ment·ed, adjective

Words Nearby lamented Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use lamented in a sentence

  • He distinguished himself under Napoleon, by whom he was greatly lamented.

  • In memory of the late lamented general the present five-peso bank notes bear his vignette.

    The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
  • In view of approaching death, she often lamented that she could not see her daughter well married before she left the world.

  • So they talked and lamented when they saw a peasant woman approach who carried a basket of fruit.

    Honey-Bee | Anatole France
  • Malicious persons in the town even declared that the lamented Torvestad had got his wife in a lottery at Christiansfeldt.

    Skipper Worse | Alexander Lange Kielland

British Dictionary definitions for lamented


/ (ləˈmɛntɪd) /

  1. grieved for or regretted (often in the phrase late lamented): our late lamented employer

Derived forms of lamented

  • lamentedly, adverb

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