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lamented

[luh-men-tid] /ləˈmɛn tɪd/
adjective
1.
mourned for, as a person who is dead:
Our late lamented friend.
Origin of lamented
1605-1615
1605-15; lament + -ed2
Related forms
lamentedly, adverb
quasi-lamented, adjective
unlamented, adjective

lament

[luh-ment] /ləˈmɛnt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to feel or express sorrow or regret for:
to lament his absence.
2.
to mourn for or over.
verb (used without object)
3.
to feel, show, or express grief, sorrow, or regret.
4.
to mourn deeply.
noun
5.
an expression of grief or sorrow.
6.
a formal expression of sorrow or mourning, especially in verse or song; an elegy or dirge.
Origin
1520-30; (noun) < Latin lāmentum plaint; (v.) < Latin lāmentārī, derivative of lāmentum
Related forms
lamenter, noun
lamentingly, adverb
Synonyms
1, 2. bewail, bemoan, deplore. 3, 4. grieve, weep. 5. lamentation, moan. 6. monody, threnody.
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  • "I knew it would bring bad luck to call her Vanity Girl," Dorothy lamented.

    The Vanity Girl Compton Mackenzie
  • It is only by the intervention of a miracle that we can ever revisit the dear, lamented fields of Clwyd.

    Imogen William Godwin
  • He never would have come into the estate at all if it had not been for my lamented decease.

    A Book of Ghosts Sabine Baring-Gould
  • Often have I lamented the distance which destiny had placed between us.

  • Lillie went to bed with sick headache, and lay two days after it, during which she cried and lamented incessantly.

    Pink and White Tyranny Harriet Beecher Stowe
British Dictionary definitions for lamented

lamented

/ləˈmɛntɪd/
adjective
1.
grieved for or regretted (often in the phrase late lamented): our late lamented employer
Derived Forms
lamentedly, adverb

lament

/ləˈmɛnt/
verb
1.
to feel or express sorrow, remorse, or regret (for or over)
noun
2.
an expression of sorrow
3.
a poem or song in which a death is lamented
Derived Forms
lamenter, noun
lamentingly, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin lāmentum
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Word Origin and History for lamented
adj.

"mourned for," 1610, from past participle of lament (v.).

lament

v.

mid-15c., back-formation from lamentation or else from Middle French lamenter "to moan, bewail" (14c.) and directly from Latin lamentari, from lamentum (see lamentation). Related: Lamented; lamenting.

n.

1590s, from Middle French lament and directly from Latin lamentum (see lamentation).

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