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  • nounmoan, complaint
  • verbmoan, complain

synonyms for groan

  • grunt
  • sigh
  • sob
  • whine
  • cry
  • gripe
  • grouse
  • grumble
  • objection
See also synonyms for: groaned / groaning
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How to use groan in a sentence

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.
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Nocturnal grunts, gasps, and groans harmonized to sounds of crashing waves.
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Mention “virtual class” and you can almost hear a collective groan reverberate through the internet.
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The next moment a pistol was fired at their head, and a deep groan shewed it had taken too true an aim.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
With a groan, wrung from the very depths of his heart, he tossed the man a gold-piece; another to the woman.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
Tom sat down as he said this, and, uttering a sort of groan, leaned his back against a tree.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
With a groan and a curse the guerrilla chieftain yielded himself a prisoner.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
You must imagine this sound as something between a grunt and a groan, that the estimable lady gave vent to whenever put out.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
She caught her underlip between two rows of white teeth to quell the groan of helplessness.
THE ADVENTURE GIRLS AT K BAR OCLAIR BLANK
Even when the Red Cross men and women carried out the injured, Isabel did not hear a groan.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
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WORDS RELATED TO GROAN

  • bellowing
  • blubbering
  • crying
  • groan
  • lament
  • lamentation
  • plaint
  • sobbing
  • wailing
  • weeping
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.