Definitions for bemoanbɪˈmoʊn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to express distress or grief over; lament:
to bemoan one's fate.
to regard with regret or disapproval.
Origin of bemoan:
bef. 1000; re-formation of earlier bemene, ME bimenen, OE bimǣnan; see be -, moan
deplore, lament, bewail, bemoan(verb)
"I deplore this hostile action"; "we lamented the loss of benefits"
to complain about; to dismay or worry about something
He bemoaned the drought but went on watering his lawn.
Origin: From bemenen, bimenen, from bemænan, equivalent to . Alteration of vowel from Middle to Modern English due to analogy with moan.
to express deep grief for by moaning; to express sorrow for; to lament; to bewail; to pity or sympathize with
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