Synonyms of lament


1. lament, lamentation, plaint, wail, complaint

usage: a cry of sorrow and grief; "their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward"

2. dirge, coronach, lament, requiem, threnody, song, vocal

usage: a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person

3. elegy, lament, poem, verse form

usage: a mournful poem; a lament for the dead


1. lament, keen, express emotion, express feelings

usage: express grief verbally; "we lamented the death of the child"

2. deplore, lament, bewail, bemoan, complain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch

usage: regret strongly; "I deplore this hostile action"; "we lamented the loss of benefits"

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Definition and meaning of lament (Dictionary)