verb (used with object)
- to express distress or grief over; lament: to bemoan one’s fate.
- to regard with regret or disapproval.
- to grieve over (a loss, etc); mourn; lament (esp in the phrase bemoan one’s fate)
Old English bemænan “to bemoan, wail, lament;” see be- + moan (v.). Related: Bemoaned; bemoaning.