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grunt

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of grunt

  1. 1 speech that is not clear enough to be understood <preoccupied with what he was doing, the mechanic gave only a grunt when I asked when the car would be ready> Synonyms mumble, grunting, murmur, murmuring, mutter, mutteringRelated Words rumor, undertone, whisper; babble, babbling, blab, blabbing, chatter, chattering, drivel, driveling (or drivelling), gabble, gabbling, jabber, jabbering, maundering, prattle, prattling, rambling

  2. 2 a person who does very hard or dull work <we have an opening in the warehouse if you don't mind doing grunt work> Synonyms dogsbody [chiefly British], drone, drudge, drudger, fag, foot soldier, grub, grubber, slave, laborer, peon, plugger, slavey, slogger, toiler, workerRelated Words workhorse; coolie, serfNear Antonyms goldbrick, shirker; drone, idler, lazybones, loafer, slouch, slug, sluggard




grunt

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of grunt

  1. to speak softly and unclearly <was so absorbed with the video game that when asked what he wanted for dinner, he just grunted> Synonyms chunter [British], mumble, mouth, murmur, mutterRelated Words babble, blab, chatter, drivel, gabble, gibber, jabber, maunder, prattle, ramble; breathe, gasp, pant, whisper; buzzNear Antonyms articulate, enunciateAntonyms speak out, speak up





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