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disgruntle

play
verb dis·grun·tle \dis-ˈgrən-təl\

Definition of disgruntle

disgruntleddisgruntling play \-ˈgrənt-liŋ, -ˈgrən-təl-iŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make ill-humored or discontented —usually used as a participial adjective <they were a very disgruntled crew — Flannery O'Connor>

disgruntlement play \-təl-mənt\ noun


Examples of disgruntle in a sentence

  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>



Origin of disgruntle

dis- + gruntle to grumble, from Middle English gruntlen, frequentative of grunten to grunt


First Known Use: 1682

Rhymes with disgruntle



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