Origin of bemoanMiddle English bimaenen from Old English bemaenan: see be- and moan
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.
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 bemǣnan be- be- mǣnan 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.
- Rather than bemoan the passing of the exquisite Dockers style denim shorts, why not look at some viable replacements, for work and play?
- Many people enjoy the retro styling, although enthusiasts bemoan the modern materials such as plastic that appear in some of the designs, believing that this detracts from the authenticity of the clocks.
- They not only feel romantic, they lend themselves to a nostalgia of their own - those who bemoan the extreme commercialization of Christmas can thus evoke a time when it was about warmth, joy and sharing.