Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 839 (Expression of pain)

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#839. [Expression of pain.] Lamentation. -- N. lament, lamentation; wail, complaint, plaint, murmur, mutter, grumble, groan, moan, whine, whimper, sob, sigh, suspiration, heaving, deep sigh.

cry &c. (vociferation) 411; scream, howl; outcry, wail of woe, ululation; frown, scowl.

tear; weeping &c. v.; flood of tears, fit of crying, lacrimation, lachrymation[obs], melting mood, weeping and gnashing of teeth.

plaintiveness &c. adj.; languishment[obs]; condolence &c. 915.

mourning, weeds, willow, cypress, crape, deep mourning; sackcloth and ashes; lachrymatory[obs]; knell &c. 363; deep death song, dirge, coronach[obs], nenia[obs], requiem, elegy, epicedium[obs]; threne[obs]; monody, threnody; jeremiad, jeremiade|!; ullalulla[obs].

mourner; grumbler &c. (discontent) 832; Noobe; Heraclitus.

V. lament, mourn, deplore, grieve, weep over; bewail, bemoan; condole with &c. 915; fret &c. (suffer) 828; wear mourning, go into mourning, put on mourning; wear the willow, wear sackcloth and ashes; infandum renovare dolorem &c. (regret) 833[Lat][Vergil]; give sorrow words.

sigh; give a sigh, heave, fetch a sigh; "waft a sigh from Indus to the pole" [Pope]; sigh "like a furnace" [As you Like It]; wail.

cry, weep, sob, greet, blubber, pipe, snivel, bibber[obs], whimper, pule; pipe one's eye; drop tears, shed tears, drop a tear, shed a tear; melt into tears, burst into tears; fondre en larmes[Fr]; cry oneself blind, cry one's eyes out; yammer.

scream &c. (cry out) 411; mew &c. (animal sounds) 412; groan, moan, whine; roar; roar like a bull, bellow like a bull; cry out lustily, rend the air.

frown, scowl, make a wry face, gnash one's teeth, wring one's hands, tear one's hair, beat one's breast, roll on the ground, burst with grief.

complain, murmur, mutter, grumble, growl, clamor, make a fuss about, croak, grunt, maunder; deprecate &c. (disapprove) 932.

cry out before one is hurt, complain without cause.

Adj. lamenting &c. v.; in mourning, in sackcloth and ashes; sorrowing, sorrowful &c. (unhappy) 828; mournful, tearful; lachrymose; plaintive, plaintful[obs]; querulous, querimonious[obs]; in the melting mood; threnetic[obs].

in tears, with tears in one's eyes; with moistened eyes, with watery eyes; bathed in tears, dissolved in tears; "like Niobe all tears" [Hamlet].

elegiac, epicedial[obs].

Adv. de profundis[Lat]; les larmes aux yeux[Fr].

Int. heigh-ho! alas! alack[obs]! O dear! ah me! woe is me! lackadaisy[obs]! well a day! lack a day! alack a day[obs]! wellaway[obs]! alas the day! O tempora O mores[obs]! what a pity! miserabile dictu[Lat]! O lud lud[obs]! too true!

Phr. tears standing in the eyes, tears starting from the eyes; eyes suffused, eyes swimming, eyes brimming, eyes overflowing with tears; "if you have tears prepare to shed them now" [Julius Caesar]; interdum lacrymae pondera vocis habent [Lat][Ovid]; "strangled his language in his tears" [Henry VIII]; "tears such as angels weep" [Paradise Lost]. <-- separate out entertainers which do not have their own entry, e.g. musician. Need singer, dancer, comedian = wit -->