"laments" in the noun sense
1. lament, lamentation, plaint, wail
a cry of sorrow and grief
"their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward"
2. dirge, coronach, lament, requiem, threnody
a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
3. elegy, lament
a mournful poem a lament for the dead
"laments" in the verb sense
1. lament, keen
express grief verbally
"we lamented the death of the child"
2. deplore, lament, bewail, bemoan
"I deplore this hostile action"
"we lamented the loss of benefits"
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