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

First recorded in 1605–15; lament + -ed2
Related formsla·ment·ed·ly, adverbqua·si-la·ment·ed, adjectiveun·la·ment·ed, adjective
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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.

  • Cheap tea contains sawdust, dried and powdered hay, grass-seed, and departed but unlamented insects.

British Dictionary definitions for unlamented


  1. not missed, regretted, or grieved overhis late unlamented father
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  1. grieved for or regretted (often in the phrase late lamented)our late lamented employer
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Derived Formslamentedly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unlamented


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

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

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