Definitions

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  • adjective Likely to induce groans (as of a poor joke).

Etymologies

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groan +‎ -worthy

Examples

  • Perhaps the secret behind his long run of success is his irrepressibly optimistic style of delivery, which seems to help him turn even the most groanworthy gag into apparent comedy gold.

    This week's new comedy

  • Brown's response is his snappiest yet, but it's still pretty groanworthy: "It's the Tories who are tied in knots".

    PMQs live blog

  • Brown's response is his snappiest yet, but it's still pretty groanworthy: "It's the Tories who are tied in knots".

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • Brown's response is his snappiest yet, but it's still pretty groanworthy: "It's the Tories who are tied in knots".

    PMQs live blog

  • Brown's response is his snappiest yet, but it's still pretty groanworthy: "It's the Tories who are tied in knots".

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • Lots of film-specific problems, from poor special effects to groanworthy performances, drag the movies down.

    Archive 2009-03-08

  • Never mind how groanworthy those names are; these two bring a jaded, knowing, always unimpressed air to the proceedings in clumsy dialogue like the following:

    Archive 2009-05-24

  • A groanworthy music theory joke, which starts like this:

    Musical puns - BatesLine

  • A groanworthy music theory joke, which starts like this:

    BatesLine: September 2005 Archives

  • Hmmm … except in this case it's two sour faced old biddies cracking the whip and making an embarrassing and drone 'n groanworthy attempt at it too.

    newmatilda.com - Comments

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