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    • [wept]
    • /wɛpt/
    • /wept/
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    • [wept]
    • /wɛpt/

Definitions of wept word

  • verb wept simple past tense and past participle of weep1 . 1
  • verb without object wept to express grief, sorrow, or any overpowering emotion by shedding tears; shed tears; cry: to weep for joy; to weep with rage. 1
  • verb without object wept to let fall drops of water or other liquid; drip; leak: The old water tank was weeping at the seams. 1
  • verb without object wept to exude water or liquid, as soil, a rock, a plant stem, or a sore. 1
  • verb with object wept to weep for (someone or something); mourn with tears or other expression of sorrow: He wept his dead brother. 1
  • verb with object wept to shed (tears); pour forth in weeping: to weep tears of gratitude. 1

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Origin of wept

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English wepen, Old English wēpan to wail; cognate with Gothic wōpjan to call, Old Norse æpa to cry out

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Parts of speech for Wept


wept popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

wept usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for wept

verb wept

  • cried — cry
  • sobbed — to weep with a convulsive catching of the breath.
  • wailed — to utter a prolonged, inarticulate, mournful cry, usually high-pitched or clear-sounding, as in grief or suffering: to wail with pain.
  • bawled — Simple past tense and past participle of bawl.
  • sniveled — to weep or cry with sniffling.

Antonyms for wept

verb wept

  • gloated — to look at or think about with great or excessive, often smug or malicious, satisfaction: The opposing team gloated over our bad luck.
  • praised — the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation; laudation.

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