Bewail Be*wail", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bewailed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bewailing}.] To express deep sorrow for, as by wailing; to lament; to wail over. [1913 Webster]

Hath widowed and unchilded many a one, Which to this hour bewail the injury. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To bemoan; grieve. -- See {Deplore}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Bewail — Be*wail , v. i. To express grief; to lament. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bewail — index deplore, regret, repent Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bewail — (v.) c.1300, from BE (Cf. be ) + WAIL (Cf. wail) (v.). Related: Bewailed; bewailing …   Etymology dictionary

  • bewail — lament, *deplore, bemoan Analogous words: sorrow, *grieve, mourn: wail, weep, *cry Antonyms: rejoice …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • bewail — [v] cry over, lament bemoan, deplore, eat heart out*, express sorrow, grieve for, moan, mourn, regret, repent, rue, sing the blues*, take on, wail, weep over; concept 266 Ant. be happy, be joyous, exalt, gloat, praise, vaunt …   New thesaurus

  • bewail — ► VERB ▪ greatly regret or lament. DERIVATIVES bewailer noun …   English terms dictionary

  • bewail — [bē wāl′, biwāl′] vt. [ME biwailen: see BE & WAIL] to wail over or complain about; lament; mourn …   English World dictionary

  • bewail — [[t]bɪwe͟ɪl[/t]] bewails, bewailing, bewailed VERB If you bewail something, you express great sorrow about it. [JOURNALISM, LITERARY] [V n] All your songs seem to bewail a dissatisfaction in love …   English dictionary

  • bewail — UK [bɪˈweɪl] / US verb [transitive] Word forms bewail : present tense I/you/we/they bewail he/she/it bewails present participle bewailing past tense bewailed past participle bewailed literary to complain strongly about something that makes you… …   English dictionary

  • bewail — transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. to wail over 2. to express deep sorrow for usually by wailing and lamentation < wringing her hands and bewailing her fate > Synonyms: see deplore …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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