Definition of bemoan in English:

bemoan

Syllabification: be·moan
Pronunciation: /biˈmōn
 
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verb

[with object] often • humorous
  • Express discontent or sorrow over (something): single women bemoaning the absence of men
    More example sentences
    • In one isolated village the people weep and wail, bemoaning their plight.
    • He never once complained or bemoaned the cruel hand life dealt him.
    • Contemporary chroniclers based in England had a habit of bemoaning the cost and absence of results of such campaigns.
    Synonyms
    lament, bewail, mourn, grieve over, sorrow over, regret, cry over; deplore, complain about
    archaic plain over

Origin

Old English bemǣnan 'complain, lament' The change in the second syllable (16th century) was due to association with moan, to which it is related.

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