grun·​tled | \ ˈgrən-tᵊld How to pronounce gruntled (audio) \

Definition of gruntled

informal + often humorous
: in good humor : happy, contented Once, he was gruntled—a wife and a kid, a good job—but because he devoted too much time to the latter, the formers packed up and left.— Steven Rea The play will be directed by Sean Foley who said he was "thrilled" by the challenge of re-creating Wodehouse's world on stage. He said: "We all aim to create a wonderful, funny evening in the theatre that will leave existing fans of Wodehouse, and a new generation of enthusiasts, positively gruntled."The Belfast Telegraph Online I returned to my interrupted slumber in a mood far from gruntled.— Lawrence Sanders

First Known Use of gruntled

1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gruntled

back-formation from disgruntled

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“Gruntled.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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