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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 of moan groan, wail Words Related to moan blubbering, crying, sniveling, sobbing, weeping, whimpering, whining, yammering; keen, lament, lamentation, plaint; bawl, cry, howl, shriek, squall, whimper, whine, yelp, yowl Near Antonyms of moan 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 of moan groan, howl, keen, lamentation, lament, plaint, wailWords Related to moan 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 of moan cheering, laughing, smilingAntonyms of moan 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 of moan beef, bitch, bleat, carp, fuss, grievance, gripe, grouch, grouse, grumble, holler, kvetch, lament, miserere, complaint, murmur, plaint, squawk, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yammerWords Related to moan challenge, demur, expostulation, kick, niggle [chiefly British], objection, protest, quibble, remonstrance, stinkNear Antonyms of moan 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 of moan groan, wail Words Related to moan 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 of moan 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 of moan 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), yowlWords Related to moan object (to), protest, quarrel (with); cavil, quibble; fret, stew, worry; blubber, cry, sob; bemoan, bewail, deplore, lamentNear Antonyms of moan accept, bear, countenance, endure, take, tolerate; applaud, cheer, commendAntonyms of moan crow, delight, rejoice



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