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Meaning of BEMOAN

Pronunciation:  bi'mown

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  regret strongly

BEMOAN is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bewail, deplore, lament, regret
 See Also: complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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 with.

      Implores their pity, and his pain bemoans. --Dryden.

Syn: See {Deplore}.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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