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Lamentation

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lam=en=ta=tion

CIDE DICTIONARY

Lamentationn. [F. lamentation, L. lamentatio.].
  •  The act of bewailing; audible expression of sorrow; wailing; moaning.  [1913 Webster]
    "In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation and weeping."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A book of the Old Testament attributed to the prophet Jeremiah, and taking its name from the nature of its contents.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Lamentation, n.
1 the act or an instance of lamenting.
2 a lament.

Idiom
Lamentations of Jeremiah an Old Testament book concerning the destruction of Jerusalem in the 6th c. BC.
Etymology
ME f. OF lamentation or L lamentatio (as LAMENT)

THESAURUS

Lamentation

agony, anguish, bitterness, bleakness, care, carking care, cheerlessness, comfortlessness, crying, depression, discomfort, dismalness, distress, distressfulness, dreariness, grief, grieving, grievousness, heartfelt grief, heartgrief, joylessness, lamentability, lamenting, languishment, misery, moaning, mournfulness, mourning, pain, painfulness, pathos, pining, pitiability, pitiableness, pitifulness, poignancy, prostration, regrettableness, sadness, sharpness, sobbing, sorrow, sorrowfulness, sorrowing, wailing, weeping, woe, woebegoneness, woefulness

ROGET THESAURUS

Lamentation

Regret

N regret, repining, homesickness, nostalgia, mal du pays, maladie, lamentation, penitence, bitterness, heartburning, recrimination (accusation), laudator temporis acti, regretting, regretful, homesick, regretted, much to be regretted, regrettable, lamentable, regrettably, unfortunately, most unfortunately, Int, alas!, what a pity!, hang it!, 'tis pity, 'tis too true, sigh'd and look'd and sigh'd again, I'm sorry.

Lamentation

N lament, lamentation, wail, complaint, plaint, murmur, mutter, grumble, groan, moan, whine, whimper, sob, sigh, suspiration, heaving, deep sigh, cry, scream, howl, outcry, wail of woe, ululation, frown, scowl, tear, weeping, flood of tears, fit of crying, lacrimation, lachrymation, melting mood, weeping and gnashing of teeth, plaintiveness, languishment, condolence, mourning, weeds, willow, cypress, crape, deep mourning, sackcloth and ashes, lachrymatory, knell, deep death song, dirge, coronach, nenia, requiem, elegy, epicedium, threne, monody, threnody, jeremiad, jeremiade, ullalulla, mourner, grumbler, Noobe, Heraclitus, lamenting, in mourning, in sackcloth and ashes, sorrowing, sorrowful, mournful, tearful, lachrymose, plaintive, plaintful, querulous, querimonious, in the melting mood, threnetic, in tears, with tears in one's eyes, with moistened eyes, with watery eyes, bathed in tears, dissolved in tears, like Niobe all tears, elegiac, epicedial, de profundis, les larmes aux yeux, Int, heigh-ho!, alas!, alack!, O dear!, ah me!, woe is me!, lackadaisy!, well a day!, lack a day!, alack a day!, wellaway!, alas the day!, O tempora O mores!, what a pity!, miserabile dictu!, O lud lud!, too true!, tears standing in the eyes, tears starting from the eyes, eyes suffused, eyes swimming, eyes brimming, eyes overflowing with tears, if you have tears prepare to shed them now, interdum lacrymae pondera vocis habent, strangled his language in his tears, tears such as angels weep.

Condolence

N condolence, lamentation, sympathy, consolation.


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