|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers|
|Section II. Personal Affections|
| 1. Passive Affections|
|839. [Expression of Pain.] Lamentation.|
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|NOUN:||LAMENTATION, lament, wail, complaint, plaint, murmur, mutter, grumble, groan, moan, whine, whimper, sob, sigh, suspiration, deep sigh; frown, scowl.|
CRY (vociferation) [See Cry]; scream, howl; outcry, wail, wail of woe.
WEEPING &c. v.; tear; flood of tears, fit of crying, lachrymation [rare], crying; melting mood; weeping and gnashing of teeth [Bible].
plaintiveness &c. adj.; languishment; condolence [See Condolence].
MOURNING, weeds [colloq.], widows weeds, willow, cypress, crape, deep mourning; sackcloth and ashes; lachrymatory, tear bottle, lachrymals or lacrimals; knell [See Interment]; dump [obs.], death song, dirge, coronach [Scot. & Ir.], nenia, requiem, elegy, epicedium; threne [rare], menody, threnody; jeremiad or jeremiade, ululation, keen [Ir.], ullalulla [Ir.].
MOURNER, keener [Ir.]; grumbler (discontent) [See Discontent]; Niobe; Heraclitus, Jeremiah, Mrs. Gummidge.
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|VERB:||LAMENT, mourn, deplore, grieve, keen [Ir.], weep over; bewail, bemoan; condole with [See Condolence]; fret (suffer) [See Pain]; wear -, go into -, put on- mourning; wear -the willow, - sackcloth and ashes; infandum renovare dolorem [Vergil] (regret) [See Regret]; give sorrow words.|
SIGH; give -, heave -, fetch- a sigh; waft a sigh from Indus to the pole [Pope]; sigh like furnace [As You Like It]; wail.
CRY, weep, sob, greet [archaic or Scot.], blubber, snivel, bibber, whimper, pule; pipe, pipe ones eye [both slang, orig. naut.]; drop -, shed- -tears, - a tear; melt -, burst- into tears; fondre en larmes [F.], cry oneself blind, cry ones eyes out; yammer [dial.].
scream &c. (cry out) [See Cry]; mew &c. (animal sounds) [See Ululation]; groan, moan, whine, yelp, howl, yell, ululate; roar; roar -, bellow- like a bull; cry out lustily, rend the air.
SHOW SIGNS OF GRIEF; frown, scowl, make a wry face, gnash ones teeth, wring ones hands, tear ones hair, beat ones breast, roll on the ground, burst with grief.
COMPLAIN, murmur, mutter, grumble, growl, clamor, make a fuss about, croak, grunt, maunder [obs.]; deprecate (disapprove) [See Disapprobation].
cry out before one is hurt, complain without cause.
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|ADJECTIVE:||LAMENTING &c. v.; in mourning, in sackcloth and ashes; ululant, ululative [obs.], clamorous; crying -, lamenting- to high heaven, sorrowing, sorrowful (unhappy) [See Pain]; mournful, tearful; lachrymose, lachrymal or lacrimal, lachrymatory, plaintive, plaintful; querulous, querimonious; in the melting mood.|
IN TEARS, with tears in ones eyes; with moistened eyes, with watery eyes; bathed -, dissolved- in tears; like Niobe, all tears [Hamlet].
elegiac, epicedial, threnetic or threnetical.
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|ADVERB:||de profundis [L.], les larmes aux yeux [F.].|
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|INTERJECTION:||ALAS! alack! heigh-ho! O dear! ah me! woe is me! lackadaisy! well a day! lack a day! alack a day! wellaway! alas the day! O tempora, O mores! [L.]; what a pity! miserabile dictu! [L.]; too true!|
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- Tears standing in the eyes, tears starting from the eyes; eyes -suffused, - swimming, - brimming, - overflowing- with tears.
- If you have tears prepare to shed them now.Julius Cæsar
- Interdum lacrymæ pondera vocis habent.Ovid
- Strangled his language in his tears.Henry VIII
- Tears such as angels weep.Paradise Lost
- She wept, she blubbered, and she tore her hair.Swift
- Laughter is at all ages the natural recognition of destruction, confusion, and ruin.Shaw