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Syllabification: be·wail
Pronunciation: /bəˈwāl

Definition of bewail in English:


[with object]
1Express great regret, disappointment, or bitterness over (something): he bewailed the fact that heart trouble had slowed him down
More example sentences
  • Landlords and administrators complained, contesting the legality of the takeover, bewailing deforestation, and, most interestingly, arguing that the latter caused dangerous soil erosion.
  • The filmmaker bewails the attitude of the educated sections towards serious films.
  • She bewails the fact that the street's turned so quiet since it's been pedestrianised.
lament, bemoan, mourn, grieve over, sorrow over, cry over;
deplore, complain about, wail about
archaic plain over
1.1Cry or wail loudly about (something).
Example sentences
  • The wickedness of the King alone would take at least seven lifetimes to properly bewail.
  • We don't have to bewail, but we're too sad to deal with this unless I figure out the decision.
  • Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead.

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