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American English: /bəˈweɪl/
British English: /bɪˈweɪl/

Translation of bewail in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • (lack/decline)
    lamentarse de
    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.

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