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lamenting

[ luh-men-ting ]
/ ləˈmɛn tɪŋ /
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adjective
speaking of something with sorrow, regret, or disappointment; evoking feelings of this kind:After the controlled mayhem of their first number, the band went into a laid-back groove with a lamenting melody on the sax.As sure as the season changes, we are once again hearing the lamenting call of British Columbia's most vocal crusader against salmon farming.
mourning or grieving over something, especially death or profound loss or suffering:In some countries, people follow the custom of leading a procession with the decorated body of the dead, for the benefit of the lamenting relatives.
noun
the act of grieving or of expressing regret or disappointment:Complain and point the finger all you want, but this is not a problem that lamenting will solve.
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Origin of lamenting

lament + -ing2 for the adjective senses; lament + -ing1 for the noun sense

OTHER WORDS FROM lamenting

la·ment·ing·ly, adverb
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