Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
m[GREEK]nanto moan. See
To express deep grief for by moaning; to express sorrow for; to lament; to bewail; to pity or sympathize with.
Implores their pity, and his pain
Syn. – See
Webster 1828 Edition
bemoan (third-person singular simple present bemoans, present participle bemoaning, simple past and past participle bemoaned)
- (transitive) To moan or complain about; be dismayed or worried about something.
- He bemoaned the drought but went on watering his lawn.
to complain about