lamented

[ luh-men-tid ]
/ ləˈmɛn tɪd /

adjective

mourned for, as a person who is dead: Our late lamented friend.

Origin of lamented

First recorded in 1605–15; lament + -ed2

Related forms

la·ment·ed·ly, adverbqua·si-la·ment·ed, adjectiveun·la·ment·ed, adjective

Definition for lamented (2 of 2)

lament

[ luh-ment ]
/ ləˈmɛnt /

verb (used with object)

to feel or express sorrow or regret for: to lament his absence.
to mourn for or over.

verb (used without object)

to feel, show, or express grief, sorrow, or regret.
to mourn deeply.

noun

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

1520–30; (noun) < Latin lāmentum plaint; (v.) < Latin lāmentārī, derivative of lāmentum

Related forms

la·ment·er, nounla·ment·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for lamented (1 of 2)

lamented

/ (ləˈmɛntɪd) /

adjective

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

Derived Forms

lamentedly, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for lamented (2 of 2)

lament

/ (ləˈmɛnt) /

verb

to feel or express sorrow, remorse, or regret (for or over)

noun

an expression of sorrow
a poem or song in which a death is lamented

Derived Forms

lamenter, nounlamentingly, adverb

Word Origin for lament

C16: from Latin lāmentum
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