Definitions for bemoanbɪˈmoʊn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deplore, lament, bewail, bemoan(verb)

    regret strongly

    "I deplore this hostile action"; "we lamented the loss of benefits"


  1. bemoan(Verb)

    to complain about; to dismay or worry about something

    He bemoaned the drought but went on watering his lawn.

  2. Origin: From bemenen, bimenen, from bemænan, equivalent to . Alteration of vowel from Middle to Modern English due to analogy with moan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bemoan(verb)

    to express deep grief for by moaning; to express sorrow for; to lament; to bewail; to pity or sympathize with

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bemoan

    be-mōn′, v.t. to lament: bewail: to pity.—v.i. to grieve.—ns. Bemoan′er; Bemoan′ing.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bemoan in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bemoan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Esther Herzfeld:

    I don’t ask, ‘Why did this happen to us and to our kids?’ that’s an unanswerable question— that’s a stupid question. I don’t have time to bemoan my fate. I just have to find comfort to go on.

  2. Theodore Roszak:

    To bemoan the messiness of politics is not just a folly it betrays a dangerous impatience with basic realities. It is like becoming disturbed that people do not fall in love sensibly -- and so deciding to computerize the problem.

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