verb dis·grun·tle \dis-ˈgrən-təl\
dis·grun·tleddis·grun·tling \-ˈgrənt-liŋ, -ˈgrən-təl-iŋ\

Definition of DISGRUNTLE

transitive verb
:  to make ill-humored or discontented —usually used as a participial adjective <they were a very disgruntled crew — Flannery O'Connor>
dis·grun·tle·ment \-təl-mənt\ noun

Examples of DISGRUNTLE

  1. <an employee, disgruntled by the restaurant owner's shabby treatment, turned him in to the IRS>
  2. <a crew disgruntled by a long voyage that provided no opportunity for recreation onshore>


dis- + gruntle to grumble, from Middle English gruntlen, frequentative of grunten to grunt
First Known Use: 1682

Rhymes with DISGRUNTLE


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