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bemoan Explained

bemoan at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[bı'məun]

bemoan at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. bem?inan; see be- + moan. ///

bemoan at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [T] formal to complain or say that you are disappointed about something// --He was bemoaning the fact that lawyers charge so much.// bemoan the lack/absence/loss of sth // --an article bemoaning the lack of sports facilities in the area//

bemoan at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

24 Moby Thesaurus words for "bemoan":
be sorry for, bewail, complain, deplore, dirge, elegize,
give sorrow words, grieve, grieve for, keen, knell, lament, moan,
mourn, regret, repine, rue, rue the day, sigh, sing the blues,
sorrow, weep, weep for, weep over

Bemoan at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Bemoan \Be*moan"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bemoaned}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Bemoaning}.] [OE. bimenen, AS. bem?nan; pref. be- + m?nan
to moan. See {Moan}.]
To express deep grief for by moaning; to express sorrow for;
to lament; to bewail; to pity or sympathize with.

Implores their pity, and his pain bemoans. --Dryden.

Syn: See {Deplore}.

bemoan at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

bemoan
v : regret strongly; "I deplore this hostile action"; "we
lamented the loss of benefits" [syn: {deplore}, {lament},
{bewail}]

bemoan at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » bemenen|lang=enm, Inter: term » bimenen|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » bemænan|bemǣnan|to bemoan, bewail, lament|lang=ang, equivalent to Inter: prefix » be|t1=about, concerning|moan. Alteration of vowel from Middle to Modern English due to analogy with Inter: term » moan|lang=en.

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » RP Inter: IPA » /bɪˈməʊn/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /bI"m@Un/
  • Inter: a » GenAm Inter: IPA » /bɪˈmoʊn/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /bI"moUn/
  • Inter: rhymes » əʊn
  • Inter: hyphenation » be|moan

    Verb

    Inter: en-ver » b

  • Inter: transitiv » e to complain about; to dismay or worry about something
    1. : He bemoaned the drought but went on watering his lawn.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » to complain about

  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|ողբալ|tr=oġbal
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|оплаквам
  • Finnish: valittaa, voivotella, surkutella, Inter: t- » fi|päivitellä
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|déplorer

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hungarian: megsirat
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|boci
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|caoidh, Inter: t- » gd|caoin
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|quejar, Inter: t+ » es|lamentar


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » bemoan
    Translation: fa » bemoan
    Translation: ko » bemoan
    Translation: io » bemoan
    Translation: kn » bemoan
    Translation: mg » bemoan
    Translation: my » bemoan
    Translation: ja » bemoan
    Translation: pl » bemoan
    Translation: ta » bemoan
    Translation: te » bemoan
    Translation: vi » bemoan
    Translation: zh » bemoan