bewail

  • 1 Bewail — Be*wail , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bewailed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bewailing}.] To express deep sorrow for, as by wailing; to lament; to wail over. [1913 Webster] Hath widowed and unchilded many a one, Which to this hour bewail the injury. Shak. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Bewail — Be*wail , v. i. To express grief; to lament. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 bewail — index deplore, regret, repent Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 bewail — (v.) c.1300, from BE (Cf. be ) + WAIL (Cf. wail) (v.). Related: Bewailed; bewailing …

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  • 5 bewail — lament, *deplore, bemoan Analogous words: sorrow, *grieve, mourn: wail, weep, *cry Antonyms: rejoice …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 bewail — [v] cry over, lament bemoan, deplore, eat heart out*, express sorrow, grieve for, moan, mourn, regret, repent, rue, sing the blues*, take on, wail, weep over; concept 266 Ant. be happy, be joyous, exalt, gloat, praise, vaunt …

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  • 7 bewail — ► VERB ▪ greatly regret or lament. DERIVATIVES bewailer noun …

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  • 8 bewail — [bē wāl′, biwāl′] vt. [ME biwailen: see BE & WAIL] to wail over or complain about; lament; mourn …

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  • 9 bewail — [[t]bɪwe͟ɪl[/t]] bewails, bewailing, bewailed VERB If you bewail something, you express great sorrow about it. [JOURNALISM, LITERARY] [V n] All your songs seem to bewail a dissatisfaction in love …

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  • 10 bewail — UK [bɪˈweɪl] / US verb [transitive] Word forms bewail : present tense I/you/we/they bewail he/she/it bewails present participle bewailing past tense bewailed past participle bewailed literary to complain strongly about something that makes you… …

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  • 11 bewail — transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. to wail over 2. to express deep sorrow for usually by wailing and lamentation < wringing her hands and bewailing her fate > Synonyms: see deplore …

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  • 12 bewail — bewailingly, adv. bewailment, n. /bi wayl /, v.t. 1. to express deep sorrow for; lament: a little child bewailing the loss of her dog. v.i. 2. to express grief. [1250 1300; ME; see BE , WAIL] Syn. 1. bemoan, mourn. * * * …

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  • 13 bewail — verb /bɪˈweɪl/ To wail over; to feel or express deep sorrow for Syn: lament …

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  • 14 bewail — Synonyms and related words: be sorry for, bemoan, deplore, dirge, elegize, give sorrow words, grieve, keen, knell, lament, moan, mourn, regret, repine, rue, rue the day, sigh, sing the blues, sorrow, weep, weep over …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 bewail — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. bemoan, lament, mourn, wail, cry, deplore, grieve, weep, rue, pine for. ANT.: shriek with joy, celebrate, rejoice …

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  • 16 bewail — be|wail [bıˈweıl] v [T] literary to express deep sadness or disappointment about something …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 bewail — be|wail [ bı weıl ] verb transitive LITERARY to complain strongly about something that makes you sad, disappointed, or upset …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 bewail — v. a. Alys. 4395 …

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  • 19 bewail — be·wail || bɪ weɪl v. cry, wail; grieve …

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  • 20 bewail v — Dead sharks aren t be whaled, especially when they are lone sharks …

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