Definition of earful
1 : an outpouring of news or gossip
2 : an outpouring of anger, abuse, or complaint
Examples of earful in a Sentence
I got an earful about what a bad job I had done.
He gave me an earful.
Recent Examples of earful from the Web
Tillerson is sure to hear an earful about the issue in the days, weeks, months and years ahead.
Those senators courageous enough to hold live town halls will undoubtedly get an earful on concerns about the plan.
Trump also got an earful from foreign leaders and Pope Francis urging him to stay in the agreement during his first international trip as president.
After the play, Biesterfeld whipped his cap off and gave Pilon an earful.
Now Trump is getting an earful from concerned voices inside his White House, including his own son-in-law and his climate-conscious daughter –Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump -- who are cautioning about the unintended consequences of getting out.
Instead of getting an earful from Angry Old Woman or some pissed-off moralizer, Stern got busted by the government.
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Definition of earful for English Language Learners
: a lot of angry talk
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