Bemoan meaning

bĭ-mōn
To complain about; to be dismayed or worried about something.

He bemoaned the drought but went on watering his lawn.

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To express disapproval of or regret for; deplore.
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To bemoan is to complain or express grief about something.

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.

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To express grief over; lament.
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To moan about or deplore (a loss, grief, etc.); lament.

To bemoan one's fate.

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Origin of bemoan

  • Middle English bimonen alteration (influenced by mone moan) of bimenen from Old English bemǣnan be- be- mǣnan to complain of mei-no- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English bemenen, bimenen, from Old English bemǣnan (“to bemoan, bewail, lament”), equivalent to be- (“about, concerning”) +‎ moan. Alteration of vowel from Middle to Modern English due to analogy with moan.

    From Wiktionary