Synonym of lamenting

Alternative for lamenting

laments, lamented, lamenting

Synonym: bemoan, bewail, grieve, mourn, sorrow,

Antonym: rejoice,


Having suffered the death of a loved one


Disposed to complaining, especially in a petulant or whining manner
complaining objecting bad-tempered cantankerous crabby cranky grouchy grumbling grumpy ill-tempered irritable petulant protesting snappish snappy testy whining accusing bellyaching bewailing charging deploring disapproving discontented dissenting fretting moaning mourning murmuring regretting repining weeping critical malcontent peevish querulous resentful waspish tetchy fretful touchy cross prickly pettish dissatisfied crotchety carping crabbed fractious sour peppery edgy crusty miserable plaintive moody curmudgeonly disagreeable morose impatient bitter ratty sullen censorious huffy chippy irascible scratchy whingeing captious liverish surly splenetic choleric sulky bilious churlish dyspeptic eggy fussy whingy narky soreheaded miffy sorehead snaky peckish grumbly waspy grousing whiny ill-humored bearish scrappy salty uptight bemoaning difficult whimpering wailing negative crying ill-natured ill-humoured fault-finding on edge thin-skinned hard to please in a bad mood out of temper out of sorts huffy irascible like a bear with a sore head quick-tempered fiery short-tempered perverse angry ornery stroppy snippy hot-tempered snarky snippety stuffy raspy shirty mean waxy spiteful disgruntled quarrelsome annoyed acrimonious cavilling tense caviling mardy displeased irritated temperamental sensitive out of humour vexed unsociable disputatious out of humor gruff unfriendly passionate oversensitive piqued peeved curt short-fused argumentative glum hostile brusque as cross as two sticks pouting feisty on a short fuse shrewish acid pouty restless malicious gloomy exasperated contentious unhappy dour in a mood ugly upset restive cynical volatile belligerent truculent malignant hotheaded antagonistic bellicose tart contrary irked tough nasty obstinate sharp mumpish trying embittered vindictive acrid griping ungracious bloody-minded brooding cussed cross-grained combative uneasy pugnacious having got out of bed the wrong side confrontational huffish harsh ireful easily offended faultfinding excitable militant fed up put out rancorous jumpy snarling indignant mopey sore highly strung short tempestuous aggressive disputative rude glowering tooshie pertinacious hot-blooded awkward violent venomous vitriolic unpleasant frowning sourpussed picky joyless sulking vicious anxious hot under the collar having got out of bed on the wrong side hypersensitive worried fidgety wrathful uncomfortable nervous stressed ill at ease unsettled malevolent twitchy bristly litigious frustrated agitated factious unquiet disaffected abrupt overstrung defiant bad uncongenial misanthropic crybaby ticklish aggrieved warring disquieted threatening atrabilious furious het up malign discontent gladiatorial agonistic wrangling envious iracund iracundulous battling fighting grudging ungratified arsey discordant riled narked bickering wild jaundiced brawly assaultive warlike moping offended hasty uncooperative angered growling saturnine blunt childish chuffy malcontented perturbed kvetching cheesed off unpredictable ticked off teed off unruly filthy recalcitrant brassed off hacked off uncivil unresponsive uncommunicative hypercritical vinegary browned off hateful mean-spirited disobliging refractory hysterical obstreperous froward not best pleased ready for a fight unmannerly foul-tempered out of joint impolite impassioned indomitable nasty-tempered sharp-tongued out-of-sorts envenomed overwrought distraught vehement aggravated sarcastic foul naysaying terse wicked spunky acerbic acute choked snarly zowerswopped uncharitable inhospitable catty inconsiderate unsympathetic ungenerous bad-humored perversely irritable abusive miffed disappointed uncompliant indocile impetuous unindulgent worked up wrought up distressed got up on wrong side of bed like a bear cruel discourteous unkind hurtful unsatisfied unfulfilled unlikable hurt stewed nettled provoked insulted sharp-tempered viperous wreck rattled mopish scowling eristic unhelpful toey dark aloof heated dicey hazardous unsafe perturbable regretful evil-minded having short fuse hot under collar withdrawn dismal depressed cheerless ennuied sniveling put-out unassuaged begrudging insatiable fed-up unappeased bothered not satisfied unsated jealous wired up wound up melodramatic snivelling bundle of nerves nervy emotional hot-headed insecure wired apprehensive skittish in a huff down in the mouth having a fit of the sulks in a funk in the sulks in a strop unstable brittle neurotic bristling inflammable spirited inimical intolerant lively antisocial vengeful manic antipathetic icy virulent lawless impulsive incensed mercurial intense stormy antsy jittery hinky goosey keyed up troubled dithery atwitter queasy queazy aflutter dramatic stressy adrenalized excited hung up high-strung on tenterhooks shaken frantic infuriated fuming steamed-up raving inflamed enraged hottempered chagrined dissentious controversial polemical polemic like a cat on a hot tin roof like a cat on hot bricks on pins and needles irate ructious arguesome galled turbulent war brawling blue disturbed livid apoplectic mad steamed have chip on shoulder steamed up crook vex ropeable all shook up sick and tired sick to death peed off hoha wroth aerated fed up to the teeth demanding stubborn with a chip on your shoulder fed up to the back teeth uncompromising hopping mad bent out of shape overbearing intractable unrelenting unreasonable unamenable unaccommodating grim up in arms on the warpath foaming at the mouth in a lather in a paddy hardheaded importunate strong-minded pitiless strict single-minded set in one's ways boorish rigid hard-line inflexible finical hard-nosed obdurate tiresome pigheaded hard to handle unmanageable invidious bull-headed steadfast choosy fiendish uppity troublesome headstrong resolute immovable oafish tyrannical thrawn stiff opinionated stiff-necked delicate dogmatic intransigent oppressive hard to satisfy irritating unflinching contrarious overcritical wrong-headed inexorable unyielding opinionative unbending obstructive perfectionist balky particular fastidious over-particular finicky dictatorial bolshie in a bate fit to be tied


In tears
crying tearful lachrymose teary weeping sniveling sobbing wailing weepy whimpering bawling snivelling blubbering blubbery blubbing howling larmoyant mourning sorrowing in tears on the verge of tears sad distressed woeful moist lamentable pitiable watery wet pitiful unhappy upset emotional greeting rueful miserable close to tears disconsolate heartbreaking melancholy dismal pathetic drear heartrending sorry mournful depressing dreary saddening dolorous sorrowful tear-filled poignant gloomy doleful sombre somber forlorn glum cheerless blue melancholic depressed despondent desolate joyless dejected wretched morose woebegone crestfallen bleak lugubrious downcast down funereal sullen cast down grim heartbroken comfortless downhearted down in the mouth in the dumps low grief-stricken black heartsick heavy-hearted low-spirited heartsore morbid dark afflicted saddened dispiriting down in the dumps inconsolable dispirited heavyhearted despairing cloudy brokenhearted dire distressing droopy gray grey saturnine anguished solemn troubled disheartening uninviting depressive misty hangdog cold godforsaken spiritless dejecting upsetting broken-hearted oppressive chill murky tenebrific sepulchral darkening plutonian tenebrous lonesome dreich sunless elegiac lonely elegiacal piteous Cimmerian disheartened heart-rending painful dull grieving harrowing drab disappointed dewy-eyed discouraged maudlin hurt bereaved demoralized drearisome grieved tristful rheumy wistful austere unwelcoming down-hearted demoralised regretful dour dim dingy bare inhospitable stark abject bland in doldrums in grief clinical draggy mopey uncomfortable impersonal wintery institutional down-and-out wintry jarring moving touching grave tear-jerking teary-eyed discouraging hopeless aggrieved afflictive bitter dolent out of sorts fed up heartsickening displeased pained affecting worried distraught perturbed bothered bad disturbed tormented concerned dirgeful mawkish sensitive unfocused blurry blurred shook antsy discombobulated burned uptight bugged sore contused daunting pessimistic with tears in one's eyes down in dumps moody sick at heart pensive down in mouth hapless cut up all torn up shook up crabby languished broken dysphoric bowed down negative languorous triste listless languid sulky ghastly inauspicious horrid disagreeable troublesome gruesome unfortunate overemotional demoralizing disenchanting unfavorable unfavourable sentimental distressful demoralising unpleasant disappointing oversentimental downbeat grumpy dragged mirthless destroyed hurting bleeding in a blue funk down and out in pain bummed out let-down not happy long-faced easily moved grievous funeral plangent aching deploring agonized plaintive bewailing bemoaning dolesome over-sentimental self-pitying in floods of tears calamitous ruthful deplorable regrettable dolorific with tears in your eyes agonised


Mental torment or distress
pain sorrow grief heartache heartbreak anguish sadness agony unhappiness distress torment desolation woe melancholy misery despair desperation torture disappointment depression trauma angst suffering affliction dolor wretchedness despondency tribulation dejection disquiet vexation bitterness grievance mourning sorrowfulness anxiety bereavement grieving infelicity lamentation malaise shock gloom heavy heart bemoaning bewailing blues broken heart emotional suffering heartsickness mental suffering mournfulness regret rue worry cheerlessness disconsolateness dispiritedness funk gloominess letdown listlessness moodiness mopes martyrdom straits travail discomfort lament sorriness weeping heaviness of heart remorse dolefulness broken-heartedness dissatisfaction dolour dole pining repining disconsolation glumness downheartedness low spirits discord agitation unrest upset disquietude stress mortification trial trouble worriment turmoil strife irritation hardship embarrassment strain tumult care purgatory deploring hurt dismay misgiving qualm scruple uneasiness sorrowing keening down dismalness wailing repentance extreme upset woefulness shiva darkness languishing blackness aching moaning crying misfortune adversity difficulty burden ordeal oppression hassle forlornness problem despondence joylessness miserableness doldrums dumps excruciation despond tragedy discouragement dreariness melancholia pang blow disaster headache calamity rack blue devils pessimism hopelessness bummer misadventure injury defeatism catastrophe mishap curse bother inconvenience concern ache cross bad luck harm drag moroseness throe passion heavy-heartedness albatross ill fortune deprivation discontent hurting ruin annoyance damage destruction travails disheartenment chagrin downer reverse unpleasantness ruination hard time pensiveness mischance failure bad news dismals cross to bear bane loss blahs pressure stroke of bad luck privation accident setback blue funk the hump devastation poverty perturbation struggle demoralization nightmare nervousness persecution ill dire straits destitution defeat dysphoria visitation anhedonia horror fear megrim vicissitude demoralisation rigor rotten luck rigour painfulness issue unease disturbance the blues upheaval poignancy abjection tension nuisance cynicism dilemma hell hindrance pangs perplexity death tenseness danger hot water dejectedness wrench bleakness doom downfall crucible sweat twinge cataclysm want affront detriment apprehensiveness need austerity collapse plague restlessness dread trepidation penury traumatization derangement reversal shame labour beggary hard times scourge negativity hell on earth lack confusion alarm weariness catatonia foreboding saturninity hazard scrape Weltschmerz hitch labor knock rainy day dullness heaviness morbidity harassment undoing mopery resignedness perdition ill luck tough luck tough break hard knocks bad experience subversion bale awfulness dispossession throes bind deep trouble mess predicament disagreeableness nastiness ruth wrong mischief calvary rain stew unconsolability disadvantage harsh conditions evil distraction test jolt resignation fiasco bad break hard luck malice mirthlessness lugubriousness pest dark night of the soul tearfulness cruelty disease disorder comedown debacle drama wronging tedium boredom dolefuls ennui wistfulness dashed hopes slough of despond heartbrokenness grievousness sarcasm complication insult dud load millstone sullenness Gehenna murder sickness cost problems down trip slight offence big trouble severe test reversal of fortune trying time somberness desperateness outburst discontentment displeasure downcastness lowness gauntlet sad event disability ills neediness mope dourness sulks stitch squalor impecuniousness impecuniosity moan abasement abjectness double whammy hard knock discomposure cumber mulligrubs mubblefubbles infirmity condition weakness crux plight trials asperity hardness plaint toil peril drudgery heavyheartedness anvil chorus issues ferment thorn in one's flesh gantlet fire fatigue low-spiritedness sobbing financial distress uphill battle trials and tribulations Herculean task fluster anger fright nervous tension overextension distention heat intensity mistrust flutter urgency fearfulness task being bummed blue Johnnies the mopes the dismals shake-up disruption surprise disarray ululation wail howl a low effort work expectancy impatience row pitfall the dumps whammy offense wound reversion dislocation commotion queasiness complaint sob groan howling dirge keen puzzle third degree going-over grilling exertion pains indigence check hang-up tizzy turn-up lapse cry responsibility difficulties nervosity anxiousness apprehension concernment agita thought impoverishment sense of loss fuss burdens fatalism doubt distrust hold-up pickle jam crunch pinch exigency reverse of fortune one in the eye body blow kick in the teeth expenditure dyspepsia nihilism negative thinking suspicion bad time ado attention overthrow doom and gloom expecting the worst while flurry bustle snag holy mess unholy mess ticklish spot ill-luck ill-fortune can of worms looking on the black side gloomy outlook dim view dark side expectation of worst lack of hope elbow grease unseating deposition ousting vanquishing conquest toppling overturn end elimination debasement annihilation disgrace humiliation nemesis Waterloo labefaction wreck trip destroyer miscalculation omission last straw casualty loss of power slip stumble misstep bad omen flaw smash faux pas fumble final straw error blunder fault


Present participle for express passionate grief about
mourning grieving bemoaning grieving for bewailing crying deploring howling moaning sobbing sorrowing wailing weeping grieving over groaning keening regretting ululating weeping for bawling bleeding complaining about hurting raining repining shedding tears for singing wailing for weeping over pining for wailing about crying for kicking self beating one's breast taking it hard eating one's heart out rueing ruing repenting agonizing crying over agonising suffering aching sighing over being sorry feeling remorse being remorseful singing the blues anguishing pining apologizing being repentant sorrowing for eating your heart out apologising complaining feeling remorse about feeling contrite about feeling sorry about expressing regret about grumbling fretting about feeling remorse for sorrowing over carrying on plaining over shedding tears over reproaching oneself for disapproving wailing over weeping and wailing deprecating brooding hating fretting apologizing for mooning moping expressing sorrow about despairing pining away repenting of shedding tears showing penitence feeling remorseful about feeling apologetic about feeling sad having qualms reproaching oneself asking forgiveness feeling sorrow kicking oneself for kicking oneself feeling sorry expressing grief moaning over reproaching yourself for keening over expressing sorrow crying a river crying over spilled milk crying over spilt milk feeling guilty missing feeling bad sighing keening for criticising criticizing eating heart out taking on objecting to feeling wretched hesitating wearing black for going through the mill disliking loathing feeling uneasy over having qualms about having compunctions about kicking oneself over feeling grief at feeling sorrow at feeling sad about blaming oneself for having a conscience about feeling repentant about having compunctions disapproving of hurting over pining over anguishing over lamenting for aching over bleeding over bearing feeling unwilling about feeling reluctant about languishing for regretting the loss of sulking pouting expressing sorrow for moaning about expressing woe for relenting idling languishing grumping atoning reforming atoning for having a long face stewing over losing heart yearning desponding sweating over chafing going about like a half-shut knife wearing a long face sinking wasting time hanging around wearing sackcloth and ashes seeing error of ways wishing that one had not done something seeing the error of your ways


Present participle for to complain or protest about something, typically in a weak or pathetic manner
bleating complaining moaning whining grumbling grousing griping whingeing carping beefing grouching bellyaching wailing muttering grizzling whimpering fussing screaming growling keening nagging murmuring kvetching inveighing grumping caterwauling squealing repining crabbing hollering yowling squawking croaking maundering yammering kicking yawping yauping groaning snivelling sniveling mithering chuntering grieving creating bewailing bemoaning mewling puling chirping cribbing nattering sounding off finding fault kicking up a fuss making a fuss going on putting the boot in crying weeping sobbing howling bawling mourning blubbering deploring greeting roaring ululating squalling shrieking yelling yelping screeching blubbing baying boohooing shedding tears protesting shouting bellowing crying out breaking down wauling cavilling caviling objecting opposing sighing objecting to speaking out against railing at plaining over kicking up a stink making a complaint lodging a complaint barking sorrowing hooting yipping sniffing letting go turning on waterworks bursting into tears carrying on whispering soughing sorrowing for grieving over sorrowing about sighing over questing outcrying clamoring niggling shrilling belling mumbling grunting remonstrating reproaching snuffling crying a river sniffling crying eyes out crying convulsively clamouring denouncing nitpicking charging whooping dissenting criticizing fretting demurring dripping letting it out thundering calling hallooing vociferating holloing contravening disagreeing ascribing indicting defying accusing laying knocking differing deprecating twining imputing gainsaying disapproving expostulating refuting attacking criticising calling out yapping cheering calling at the top of your voice jowling crying their eyes out howling your eyes out cracking up ringing the blues letting it all out putting on the weeps sheding bitter tears dissolving in tears crying your eyes out choking up crying their heart out turning on the waterworks tearing up nit-picking picking holes in taking exception to finding fault with looking askance going on about inveighing against running down crying the blues kicking up a storm raising a ruckus crying loudly condemning quibbling scolding taking exception decrying censuring raising objections expressing disapproval disparaging splitting hairs hypercriticizing taking a stand making a stand arguing upbraiding excepting trashing quibbling about berating putting up a fight picking on snarling rumbling kvetching about taking on picking at beefing about kicking up a fuss about kicking up a stink about gurning pleading sulking niggling about pettifogging anathematizing execrating cursing blowing off gabbling sputtering muddling swallowing slurring droning burbling wittering rubbishing slandering sniping maligning raising Cain badmouthing crying softly miaowing panning objurgating pecking bothering bad-mouthing slagging off pulling to pieces taking apart speaking ill of talking under your breath picking holes rampaging bickering quarrelling quarreling declaiming moaning and groaning casting aspersions on impugning lashing admonishing castigating railing reviling lambasting ranting vituperating making screeching lumbering booming fulminating recriminating roasting blasting vilifying doing a hatchet job on harassing storming abusing denigrating raging blaming scorching harrying badgering making a scene making a song and dance hounding tongue-lashing grouching about laying into ripping into laying out henpecking chivvying hassling jumping down one's throat sounding off about working over letting someone have it cracking down on bellyaching about complaining vehemently about going after having at pestering persecuting worrying bullying needling pecking at dogging plaguing vexing keeping on at riding going on at carping at keeping after urging baiting eating grumbling at teasing heckling disturbing moaning at harping on at importuning prodding provoking hectoring nudging goading distressing egging expressing objections protesting against expressing objections to minding expressing disagreement lodging a protest moaning on at keeping complaining to arguing against expressing disagreement with lodging a protest against taking issue expressing disapproval of raising objections to remonstrating against working on taking it out on breathing down someone's neck bending someone's ear giving a hard time taking issue with spurning having a problem quarreling with disapproving of grousing about grumbling about cavilling at drawing the line complaining about moaning about taking a stand against having a problem with disavowing challenging baulking discountenancing balking disesteeming ranting about discommending drawing the line at crossing making a fuss about disputing griping about begging to differ frowning on raising objection railing against making a stink tangling with making an objection mixing it up with going-one-on-one

Antonym of lamenting

lamenting Idiom, Proverb

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