disgruntle

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verb dis·grun·tle \dis-ˈgrən-təl\

Definition of disgruntle

disgruntled

;

disgruntling

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 angry letters from disgruntled readers

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 and Etymology of disgruntle

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


First Known Use: 1682



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