View definitions for groan


noun as in moan, complaint

verb as in moan, complain

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Example Sentences

Other lifters’ grunts and groans won’t spoil your zone at the gym and the park’s murmurs will become distant if not non-existent while you do laps around the lake.

Wireless earbuds have flown out of my ears onto the treadmill or delivered less-than-impressive volume levels, allowing the grunts and groans of weightlifters into my rhythm.

So if you get into this puritan mode that to survive we’re all going to have to shelter in place forever, it’s a groan from everybody.

From Time

Nocturnal grunts, gasps, and groans harmonized to sounds of crashing waves.

Mention “virtual class” and you can almost hear a collective groan reverberate through the internet.

From Quartz

Immediately following the groan of disappointment, a conspiracy of silence began.

Copper mining is the most toxic form of metal mining in the United States, but you can only moan and groan about it so much.

I've been going by this billboard almost daily for the best part of a month, and it still makes me laugh, and groan.

Sure, if Romney finishes below 40 percent the media will moan and groan that he failed to meet expectations.

When we hear a groan in the audience we know we did something right, because they get it.

The next moment a pistol was fired at their head, and a deep groan shewed it had taken too true an aim.

With a groan, wrung from the very depths of his heart, he tossed the man a gold-piece; another to the woman.

Tom sat down as he said this, and, uttering a sort of groan, leaned his back against a tree.

With a groan and a curse the guerrilla chieftain yielded himself a prisoner.

You must imagine this sound as something between a grunt and a groan, that the estimable lady gave vent to whenever put out.


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On this page you'll find 54 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to groan, such as: grunt, sigh, sob, whine, cry, and gripe.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.