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Synonyms for moan
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. groan, moanverb

    an utterance expressing pain or disapproval

    Synonyms:
    groan

  2. groan, moanverb

    indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure

    "The students groaned when the professor got out the exam booklets"; "The ancient door soughed when opened"

    Synonyms:
    groan

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. moanverb

    Synonyms:
    [Poetical.] lament, deplore, mourn, bemoan, weep for, grieve for

  2. moanverb

    Synonyms:
    grieve, mourn, make lamentation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "moan":

    complain

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How to use moan in a sentence?

  1. Atsushi Hirano:

    My grandfather didn't really like to speak about the war. At night, he would moan in his sleep. He would scream sometimes and I assumed it was because of the war, but I always thought I couldn't ask about it and then he died six years ago. I wish I had asked him more.

  2. Christina Rossetti, A Christmas Carol:

    In the bleak midwinter Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, Long ago.

  3. Lewis Lapham:

    We might make a public moan in the newspapers about the decay of conscience, but in private conversation, no matter what crimes a man may have committed or how cynically he may have debased his talent or his friends, variations on the answer Yes, but I did it for the money, satisfy all but the most tiresome objections.

  4. Daniel Irwin:

    Last time I saw him, he was lying on the floor making a sustained monotone moan.

  5. Christina G. Rossetti:

    In the bleak midwinter Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, Long ago.

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