UK [bɪˈməʊn] / US [bɪˈmoʊn] verb [transitive]
Word forms "bemoan":
present tense I/you/we/they bemoan he/she/it bemoans present participle bemoaning past tense bemoaned past participle bemoaned formal
to complain or say that you are disappointed about something

teenagers bemoaning the lack of leisure facilities in the town

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  • bemoan — (v.) O.E. bemænan to bemoan, wail, lament; see BE (Cf. be ) + MOAN (Cf. moan). Related: Bemoaned; bemoaning …   Etymology dictionary

  • bemoan — [bē mōn′, bimōn′] vt., vi. [ME bimaenen < OE bemaenan: see BE & MOAN] to moan about or deplore (a loss, grief, etc.); lament [to bemoan one s fate] …   English World dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bemoan — index deplore, regret, repent Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bemoan — bewail, lament, *deplore Analogous words: *grieve, mourn, sorrow Antonyms: exult …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • bemoan — [v] express sorrow beat one’s breast*, bewail, complain, cry over spilled milk*, deplore, grieve for, lament, moan over, mourn, regret, rue, sing the blues*, weep for; concepts 49,51 Ant. be happy, gloat …   New thesaurus

  • bemoan — ► VERB ▪ lament or express sorrow for …   English terms dictionary

  • bemoan — [[t]bɪmo͟ʊn[/t]] bemoans, bemoaning, bemoaned VERB If you bemoan something, you express sorrow or dissatisfaction about it. [FORMAL] [V n] Universities and other research establishments bemoan their lack of funds. Syn: lament/mourn …   English dictionary

  • bemoan — bemoaningly, adv. /bi mohn /, v.t. 1. to express distress or grief over; lament: to bemoan one s fate. 2. to regard with regret or disapproval. [bef. 1000; BE + MOAN; r. bemene, ME bimenen, OE bimaenan (bi BE + maenan to moan)] * * * …   Universalium

  • bemoan — verb Bemoan is used with these nouns as the object: ↑fate, ↑luck …   Collocations dictionary

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