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Definition of Lament


  1. To express or feel sorrow; to weep or wail; to mourn.
  2. To mourn for; to bemoan; to bewail.
  3. Grief or sorrow expressed in complaints or cries; lamentation; a wailing; a moaning; a weeping.
  4. An elegy or mournful ballad, or the like.

Lament Quotations

Nothing heals us like letting people know our scariest parts: When people listen to you cry and lament, and look at you with love, it's like they are holding the baby of you.
Anne Lamott

I have found life an enjoyable, enchanting, active, and sometime terrifying experience, and I've enjoyed it completely. A lament in one ear, maybe, but always a song in the other.
Sean O'Casey

In some ways, I lament the introduction of civilisation on such a huge scale, because it has given us a lot of room to abuse each other, which we continue to do.
Roy Harper

It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

We lament the speed of our society and the lack of depth and the nature of disposable information.
David Ogden Stiers
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Lament Translations

lament in Dutch is weeklagen, steen en been klagen
lament in Finnish is valitella
lament in French is lamentez, lamentent, lamentation, lamenter
lament in German is beklagen, beklage, Klage
lament in Latin is questus, queror
lament in Norwegian is klagesang, klage, beklage, jamre
lament in Spanish is lamentarse
lament in Swedish is klaga, klagan