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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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