Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Sad; inducing groans.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Agonizing; sad.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective obsolete agonizing; sad

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

  • 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

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