If you believe that everything is too highly priced and out of your budget, this is an example of when you might bemoan your lack of money.
Origin of bemoanMiddle English bimaenen ; from Old English bemaenan: see be- and amp; moan
transitive verbbe·moaned, be·moan·ing, be·moans
- To express grief over; lament.
- To express disapproval of or regret for; deplore: “[He] recently bemoaned ‘the cancer of the sound bite’ afflicting Presidential campaigning” (John Tierney).
Origin of bemoanMiddle English bimonen, alteration (influenced by mone, moan) of bimenen, from Old English bem&aemac;nan : be-, be- + m&aemac;nan, to complain of; see mei-no- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present bemoans, present participle bemoaning, simple past and past participle bemoaned)
- to complain about; to be dismayed or worried about something
- He bemoaned the drought but went on watering his lawn.