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moan

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of moan

  1. 1 a long low sound indicating pain or grief <she uttered an agonized moan and clutched her stomach> Synonyms groan, wail Related Words blubbering, crying, sniveling, sobbing, weeping, whimpering, whining, yammering; keen, lament, lamentation, plaint; bawl, cry, howl, shriek, squall, whimper, whine, yelp, yowl Near Antonyms cackle, chortle, chuckle, giggle, guffaw, laugh, snicker, snigger, titter, twitter

  2. 2 a crying out in grief <a great moan arose from the crowd when the awful news was announced> Synonyms groan, howl, keen, lamentation, lament, 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

  3. 3 an expression of dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment <not the sort of person who would accept without a moan chronic emotional abuse from a domestic partner> Synonyms beef, bitch, bleat, carp, fuss, grievance, gripe, grouch, grouse, grumble, holler, kvetch, lament, miserere, complaint, murmur, plaint, squawk, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yammerRelated Words challenge, demur, expostulation, kick, niggle [chiefly British], objection, protest, quibble, remonstrance, stinkNear Antonyms commendation, compliment, plaudit; acclaim, applause, praise; approval, endorsement (also indorsement), sanction


moan

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of moan

  1. 1 to utter a moan <he moaned and cried for days after his dog, his only companion, died> Synonyms groan, wail Related 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, yowl Near Antonyms cackle, chortle, chuckle, crack up, giggle, guffaw, laugh, snicker, titter, twitter

  2. 2 to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely <their son moaned whenever anyone asked him to do some work> Synonyms beef, bellyache, bitch, bleat, carp, caterwaul, crab, croak, fuss, gripe, grizzle, grouch, grouse, growl, grumble, grump, holler, inveigh, keen, kick, kvetch, maunder [chiefly British], complain, murmur, mutter, nag, repine, scream, squawk, squeal, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yammer, yawp (or yaup), yowlRelated Words object (to), protest, quarrel (with); cavil, quibble; fret, stew, worry; blubber, cry, sob; bemoan, bewail, deplore, lamentNear Antonyms accept, bear, countenance, endure, take, tolerate; applaud, cheer, commendAntonyms crow, delight, rejoice


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