Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun lament

3 senses of lament

Sense 1
lament, lamentation, plaint, wail -- (a cry of sorrow and grief; "their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward")
       => complaint -- ((formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow)

Sense 2
dirge, coronach, lament, requiem, threnody -- (a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person)
       => song, vocal -- (a short musical composition with words; "a successful musical must have at least three good songs")

Sense 3
elegy, lament -- (a mournful poem; a lament for the dead)
       => poem, verse form -- (a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb lament

2 senses of lament

Sense 1
lament, keen -- (express grief verbally; "we lamented the death of the child")
       => express emotion, express feelings -- (give verbal or other expression to one's feelings)

Sense 2
deplore, lament, bewail, bemoan -- (regret strongly; "I deplore this hostile action"; "we lamented the loss of benefits")
       => complain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch -- (express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about")

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