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