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Definition of "bemoan" []

  • To express grief over; lament. (verb-transitive)
  • To express disapproval of or regret for; deplore: "Tom Brokaw of NBC News recently bemoaned 'the cancer of the sound bite' afflicting Presidential campaigning” ( John Tierney). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bemoan" in a sentence
  • "For the retentive types who extra time on their hands to copy-edit others’ posts: yes I know how bemoan is actually spelled."
  • "Every year those of us engaged in the world of books and the written word bemoan losses in publishing."
  • "It noted that if it did repatriate cash it could change the company's effective tax rate; companies typically bemoan the high taxes on repatriated cash, and hope the U.S. government declares a temporary tax break on repatriation as it has occasionally done in the past."