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growl

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of growl

  1. 1 to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely <he was growling about how much work he had to do> Synonyms beef, bellyache, bitch, bleat, carp, caterwaul, crab, croak, fuss, gripe, grizzle, grouch, grouse, complain, grumble, grump, holler, inveigh, keen, kick, kvetch, maunder [chiefly British], moan, murmur, mutter, nag, repine, scream, squawk, squeal, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yammer, yawp (or yaup), yowlRelated Words object (to), protest, quarrel (with); cavil, quibble; fret, stew, worry; blubber, cry, sob; bemoan, bewail, deplore, lamentNear Antonyms accept, bear, countenance, endure, take, tolerate; applaud, cheer, commendAntonyms crow, delight, rejoice

  2. 2 to make a long loud deep noise or cry <the neighbor's dog growls every time we pass the house> Synonyms bellow, boom, roar, thunderRelated Words grumble, roll, rumble; bang, blare, blast, peal, scream, screech, shriek, squall; bawl, call, cry, holler, hoot, shout, whoop, yell; bell, caterwaul, howl, wail, yowlNear Antonyms grunt, mouth, mumble, murmur, mutter, whisper; mewl, pule, squeak, whimper

  3. 3 to make a low heavy rolling sound <I'm sorry my stomach is growling, but I'm just really hungry> Synonyms rumble, grumble, lumber, rollRelated Words boom, drum, thunder; bellow


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