lament

If you are really upset or sorry about something, you might lament it. A lament is full of regret and grief.

If you lament something, then you feel sorry about it. You could lament a mistake you made, or you could lament a horrible thing that happened to a friend. Also, a lament is an expression of grief. So if you keep saying how sorry you are about something, someone could say, "Enough of your laments!" There's also an old literary form called "a lament," which expresses feelings of loss in a long dramatic poem.

Definitions of lament
  1. noun
    a cry of sorrow and grief
    “their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward”
    synonyms: lamentation, plaint, wail
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    type of:
    complaint
    (formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow
  2. noun
    a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
    synonyms: coronach, dirge, requiem, threnody
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    types:
    keen
    a funeral lament sung with loud wailing
    type of:
    song, vocal
    a short musical composition with words
  3. noun
    a mournful poem; a lament for the dead
    synonyms: elegy
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    type of:
    poem, verse form
    a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines
  4. verb
    regret strongly
    “we lamented the loss of benefits”
    synonyms: bemoan, bewail, deplore
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    type of:
    complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off
    express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
  5. verb
    express grief verbally
    “we lamented the death of the child”
    synonyms: keen
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    type of:
    express emotion, express feelings
    give verbal or other expression to one's feelings
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