lament lament  /lə ˈmɛnt/


  1. (n) a cry of sorrow and grief
  2. (n) a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
  3. (n) a mournful poem; a lament for the dead
  4. (v) express grief verbally
  5. (v) regret strongly


  • There was no one to listen to the pitiful laments of the stowaways who continued to wallow in squalor.


  1. Fever-Mystics Preview

    Even after President Barack Obama praised the Indiana Fever for their 2012 WNBA championship, Tamika Catchings couldn't help but lament the team's early struggles in 2013.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports

  2. 'TransAtlantic' review: Magnificent saga links centuries, continents and the Irish

    Colum McCann's previous novel, "Let the Great World Spin" (a best-seller and winner of the National Book Award) garnered a public lament from author Frank McCourt: "Now I worry about Colum McCann. What is he going to do after this blockbuster groundbreaking heartbreaking symphony of a novel?"
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Oregonian

  3. Development center for tech start-ups launches in Los Angeles

    When tech entrepreneurs look back at their bumpy launches, a common lament is, “If only I had known.”        
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

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  1. The head of the New York-based denomination, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, said in a statement Saturday: "We lament the departure" in Quincy.
    on Nov 8, 2008 By: Katharine Jefferts Schori Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Echoing Clooney's sentiments, 'Ocean's' star Brad Pitt added: "I lament the loss of a ferociously funny and hardcore family man. My thoughts are with [Mac's wife] Rhonda."
    on Aug 11, 2008 By: Brad Pitt Source:

  3. "One lives in hope that music is more than mere noise, filling up idle time, whether intending to elate or lament," Costello wrote in a message posted on his Web site, in which he discussed his decision to cancel his June 30 and June 31 Tel Aviv...
    on May 18, 2010 By: Elvis Costello Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /