V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: (v.) to express sadness or regret about something; (n.) 1. the expression of sorrow or grief; 2. a mournful song or poem
Synonyms: (v.) wail, mourn, deplore, bemoan, complain, (n.) complaint
Antonyms: rejoice, exult
Tips: When someone is lamenting about something, it usually means they are mourning or expressing sadness. In less formal communication, lament is often used as a more sophisticated way of saying "complain." For example: "I heard them lamenting about having to work over the weekend." The related noun lamentation has the same meaning as the noun lament: expression of grief.
While you were wasting time lamenting the past, we were developing a business solution for the future. (bemoaning) verb
Her lamentations were only meant to evoke sympathy, and nobody took them seriously. (expressions of sorrow) noun
His only lament about his job was that he was always stuck in traffic on the way to and from work. (complaint) noun
Diane lamented that she was always tired and never had time to herself. (complained, expressed sorrow over) verb
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