Definitions

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  • adj. agonizing; sad

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Agonizing; sad.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sad; inducing groans.

Etymologies

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groan +‎ -ful

Examples

  • And now the fierce groanful fight again raged about Patroclus, for Minerva came down from heaven and roused its fury by the command of far-seeing Jove, who had changed his mind and sent her to encourage the Danaans.

    The Iliad of Homer

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