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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bewail
c.1300, from be- + wail (q.v.).
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Example sentences
Since the turn of the century political observers have bewailed the decline of voting.
After the act is accomplished the murdered animal is bewailed and lamented.
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