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From earn +‎ -ful, from earn (to yearn).


earnful (comparative more earnful, superlative most earnful)

  1. (obsolete) Full of anxiety or yearning.
    • (Can we find and add a quotation of P. Fletcher to this entry?)
      Hereat the prince of prowess [] did groaning fetch a deep and earnful sigh.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for earnful in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)