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groan

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of groan

  1. 1 a crying out in grief when the underdogs lost the playoffs, the groans of millions of disappointed fans were heard throughout the land Synonyms lament, howl, keen, lamentation, moan, plaint, wailRelated Words cry, sob, tears; agonizing, grieving, mourning, sorrowing, suffering, weeping; hand-wringing, regret; complaint, cri de coeur, outcry, protest; anguish, dolor, grief, heartache, heartbreak, sorrow, woeNear Antonyms cheering, laughing, smilingAntonyms exultation, rejoicing

  2. 2 a long low sound indicating pain or grief let out a groan when he tried to stand on the sprained ankle Synonyms moan, wailRelated Words blubbering, crying, sniveling, sobbing, weeping, whimpering, whining, yammering; keen, lament, lamentation, plaint; bawl, cry, howl, shriek, squall, whimper, whine, yelp, yowlNear Antonyms cackle, chortle, chuckle, giggle, guffaw, laugh, snicker, snigger, titter, twitter


groan

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of groan

  1. to utter a moan heard someone groaning in pain Synonyms moan, wailRelated Words blubber, cry, sob, weep; sniff, snivel, whimper, whine; bemoan, bewail, deplore, keen, lament, rue; agonize, anguish, bleed, grieve, hurt, mourn, sorrow, suffer; bawl, howl, shriek, squall, yammer, yelp, yowlNear Antonyms cackle, chortle, chuckle, crack up, giggle, guffaw, laugh, snicker, titter, twitter


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