bemoan

  • 1 bemoan — (v.) O.E. bemænan to bemoan, wail, lament; see BE (Cf. be ) + MOAN (Cf. moan). Related: Bemoaned; bemoaning …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 2 bemoan — [bē mōn′, bimōn′] vt., vi. [ME bimaenen < OE bemaenan: see BE & MOAN] to moan about or deplore (a loss, grief, etc.); lament [to bemoan one s fate] …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 Bemoan — Be*moan , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bemoaned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bemoaning}.] [OE. bimenen, AS. bem?nan; pref. be + m?nan to moan. See {Moan}.] To express deep grief for by moaning; to express sorrow for; to lament; to bewail; to pity or sympathize… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 bemoan — index deplore, regret, repent Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 bemoan — bewail, lament, *deplore Analogous words: *grieve, mourn, sorrow Antonyms: exult …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 bemoan — [v] express sorrow beat one’s breast*, bewail, complain, cry over spilled milk*, deplore, grieve for, lament, moan over, mourn, regret, rue, sing the blues*, weep for; concepts 49,51 Ant. be happy, gloat …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 bemoan — ► VERB ▪ lament or express sorrow for …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 bemoan — [[t]bɪmo͟ʊn[/t]] bemoans, bemoaning, bemoaned VERB If you bemoan something, you express sorrow or dissatisfaction about it. [FORMAL] [V n] Universities and other research establishments bemoan their lack of funds. Syn: lament/mourn …

    English dictionary

  • 9 bemoan — UK [bɪˈməʊn] / US [bɪˈmoʊn] verb [transitive] Word forms bemoan : present tense I/you/we/they bemoan he/she/it bemoans present participle bemoaning past tense bemoaned past participle bemoaned formal to complain or say that you are disappointed… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 bemoan — bemoaningly, adv. /bi mohn /, v.t. 1. to express distress or grief over; lament: to bemoan one s fate. 2. to regard with regret or disapproval. [bef. 1000; BE + MOAN; r. bemene, ME bimenen, OE bimaenan (bi BE + maenan to moan)] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 11 bemoan — verb Bemoan is used with these nouns as the object: ↑fate, ↑luck …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 bemoan — be|moan [bıˈməun US ˈmoun] v [T] formal to complain or say that you are disappointed about something ▪ He was bemoaning the fact that lawyers charge so much. bemoan the lack/absence/loss of sth ▪ an article bemoaning the lack of sports facilities …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 bemoan — verb it does no good to bemoan the loss of that job Syn: lament, bewail, mourn, grieve over, sorrow over, regret, cry over; deplore, complain about; archaic plain over See note at mourn Ant: rejoice at, applaud …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 bemoan — be•moan [[t]bɪˈmoʊn[/t]] v. t. 1) to express distress or grief over; lament: to bemoan one s fate[/ex] 2) to regard with regret or disapproval • Etymology: bef. 1000; re formation of earlierbemene, ME bimenen, OE bimǣnan; see be , moan… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 bemoan — transitive verb Date: before 12th century 1. to express deep grief or distress over 2. to regard with displeasure, disapproval, or regret Synonyms: see deplore …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 bemoan — verb /bɪˈməʊn,bɪˈmoʊn/ to complain about; to dismay or worry about something He bemoaned the drought but went on watering his lawn …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 bemoan — Synonyms 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… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 bemoan — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. lament, bewail, weep over, grieve for; see mourn 1 , regret 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. grieve, lament, mourn, bewail, deplore, rue, cry over …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 bemoan — be|moan [ bı moun ] verb transitive FORMAL to complain or say that you are disappointed about something: teachers bemoaning the lack of good textbooks …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 bemoan — v. a. [bimene]. RG. 490 …

    Oldest English Words