bewail

[bih-weyl]
verb (used with object)
1.
to express deep sorrow for; lament: a little child bewailing the loss of her dog.
verb (used without object)
2.
to express grief.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English; see be-, wail

bewailingly, adverb
bewailment, noun
unbewailed, adjective
unbewailing, adjective


1. bemoan, mourn.
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bewail (bɪˈweɪl)
 
vb
to express great sorrow over (a person or thing); lament
 
be'wailed
 
adj
 
be'wailer
 
n
 
be'wailing
 
n, —adj
 
be'wailingly
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

bewail
c.1300, from be- + wail (q.v.).
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Example sentences
Humanitarian agencies, with an eye on external financing, bewail the lack of development.
But light is surely coming, and the friends of destruction will preach and bewail in vain.
He who is the cause of his own misfortune may bewail it himself.
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