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- n. One who groans or complains
- n. A work of extremely low quality, so bad as to inspire groaning
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who groans.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who groans
It has been a long week, so a groaner is much needed and well deserved.
After my hair-raising week, (sorry Lance, I couldn’t resist) I believe a real groaner is needed.
And once again, Kieron brings up the "do you know how much I've given up for you?" groaner, which is starting to piss me off a little.
My grandpa is pretty sick, and he's always loved "groaner" jokes.
But when a couple Italian POWs are sent to work on the farm, Gin falls for the "dignified, clean, kind," and very handsome Antonio, and he falls for her, too -- the kind of groaner of a plot turn that's normally enough to make me put a book down.
From the casting — pop footnotes-turned-producers Debbie Gibson (way too gaunt as the eco wacko scientist) and Tiffany (resembling a Rosie Greenbaum in park-ranger drag) — to the Dollar Store effects to the groaner-laden script ("we're gonna need a bigger gator"), MpvG was a mile-long mess.
I get this was basically a set up for a groaner of a joke, and I guess it worked (until you start thinking about it too much), though it could have been shorter and achieved the same purpose.
And if you stay up late to watch one artist on TV this week, make it: Nashville groaner Jamey Johnson when he visits Jay Leno on Tuesday.
When Meredith pulled the stunt with the files, which was contrived to be sure, though explained to some degree by her and the chief's concern over Adele's worsening condition, it was a groaner.
Rupert Penry-Jones is wonderfully unflappable as the hero Richard Hannay, but he's undermined by some very silly plot twists, especially the groaner at the end.