Synonyms of lament in English:

lament


See definition of lament

noun

1‘the widow's laments’

SYNONYMS

wail, wailing, lamentation, moan, moaning, groan, weeping, crying, sob, sobbing, keening, howl, complaint

rare jeremiad, ululation

2‘he sang a lament for the dead’

SYNONYMS

dirge, requiem, elegy, funeral chant, funeral song, burial hymn, dead march, keen, plaint, knell

Scottish coronach

rare threnody, monody, epicedium


verb

1‘the mourners lamented a life taken so suddenly’

SYNONYMS

mourn, grieve, grieve for, grieve over, weep for, shed tears for

sorrow, wail, moan, groan, weep, cry, sob, keen, plain, howl, pine for, beat one's breast

rare ululate

ANTONYMS

celebrate, rejoice

2‘he lamented the modernizing of the old buildings’

SYNONYMS

bemoan, bewail, complain about, deplore, regret, rue

protest against, speak out against, object to, oppose, disagree with, fulminate against, inveigh against, rail at, make a fuss about, denounce