AskDefine | Define bemoan

Dictionary Definition

bemoan v : regret strongly; "I deplore this hostile action"; "we lamented the loss of benefits" [syn: deplore, lament, bewail]

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  • (UK) /bɪˈməʊn/, /bI"m@Un/
  • (US) /bɪˈmoʊn/, /bI"moUn/
  • Rhymes: -əʊn
  • Hyphenation: be·moan


  1. to complain about; to dismay or worry about something
    He bemoaned the drought but went on watering his lawn.


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

be sorry for, bewail, complain, deplore, dirge, elegize, give sorrow words, grieve, grieve for, keen, knell, lament, moan, mourn, regret, repine, rue, rue the day, sigh, sing the blues, sorrow, weep, weep for, weep over
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