Lament meaning

lə-mĕnt
Lament is defined as to feel loss, sorrow or regret, often expressed in a physical way.

An example of lament is to feel sad and cry at a funeral.

An example of lament is to wish you would have done something different with your life.

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The definition of lament is an expression of loss, sometimes through artistic expression.

An example of a lament is The Book of Lamentations in the Old Testament of the Bible.

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To express grief for or about; mourn.

Lament a death.

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To grieve audibly; wail.
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To express sorrow or regret.
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To regret deeply; deplore.

He lamented his thoughtless acts.

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A feeling or expression of grief; a lamentation.
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An expression of grief, suffering, or sadness.
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To feel deep sorrow or express it as by weeping or wailing; mourn; grieve.
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A literary or musical composition, as an elegy or dirge, mourning some death or calamity.
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An outward expression of sorrow; lamentation; wail.
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A song expressing grief.
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To regret deeply.
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A song or poem expressing deep grief or mourning.
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To feel or express deep sorrow for; mourn or grieve for.
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(intransitive) To express grief; to weep or wail; to mourn.
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To bewail.
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Abbreviation of Lamentations.
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Origin of lament

  • Middle English lementen from Old French lamenter from Latin lāmentārī from lāmentum lament

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

  • From French lamenter, from Latin lāmentor (“I wail, weep”), from lāmenta (“wailings, laments, moanings”); with formative -mentum, from the root *la-, probably ultimately imitative. Also see latrare.

    From Wiktionary