Meaning of “lament” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “lament” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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lamentverb [ T ]

us /ləˈment/

to express sadness and regret about something:

He lamented his studentslack of interest in the classics.

lamentnoun [ C ]

us /ləˈment/

an expression of sadness over something, or a complaint:

Baker’s lament was that his schedule kept him away from his family too often.

(Definition of “lament” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)