- mourned for, as a person who is dead: Our late lamented friend.
- not missed, regretted, or grieved overhis late unlamented father
- grieved for or regretted (often in the phrase late lamented)our late lamented employer
adj.1590s, from un- (1) “not” + past participle of lament (v.). adj.“mourned for,” 1610, from past participle of lament (v.).