Lament and Scream


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Lament verb – To feel or express sorrow for.
Scream and lament are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Scream" instead the word "Lament" as a verb or a noun.
Nearby Words: lamentation, lamentable, lamenting, lamented, lamentably
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Scream verb – To express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely.
Usage example: angry residents screamed that their neighborhood still hadn't been plowed a week after the snowstorm

Lament and scream are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Lament" instead the word "Scream" as a verb or a noun.
Nearby Words: screaming, screamer, screamed, screamingly, screamy
Synonyms for Scream

How words are described

standard standard lament standard scream
hideous hideous lament hideous scream
last last lament last scream
anguished anguished lament anguished scream

Common collocations

woman lament woman scream woman
people lament people scream people
need lament need scream need
name lament name scream name
Other nouns: death, fact, hair, head, guilt, eyes, times.

Both words in one sentence

  • Everyone felt it who heard that cry as it echoed off the wall, a God-cursed scream and strain of catastrophe, the howl of the loser, the lament of the hell-serf keening his wound.
  • Western Animation / The Nightmare Before Christmas To Shakespeare in "Jack's Lament": "And since I am dead, I can take off my head/ To recite Shakespearean quotations." One of the statues in the cemetery depicts The Scream.
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