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groan +‎ -ful


groanful (comparative more groanful, superlative most groanful)

  1. (obsolete) agonizing; sad
    • Edmund Spenser
      Adown he kest it with so puissant wrest,
      That back again it did aloft rebound,
      And gave against his mother earth a groanful sound.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 groanful in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)