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grumble

noun

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  1. an expression of dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment <a chorus of moans and grumbles when they found out that the overnight camping trip had been cancelled> Synonyms beef, bitch, bleat, carp, fuss, grievance, gripe, grouch, grouse, complaint, holler, kvetch, lament, miserere, moan, murmur, plaint, squawk, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yammerRelated Words challenge, demur, expostulation, kick, niggle [chiefly British], objection, protest, quibble, remonstrance, stinkNear Antonyms commendation, compliment, plaudit; acclaim, applause, praise; approval, endorsement (also indorsement), sanction


grumble

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of grumble

  1. 1 to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely <he grumbled about how sore his feet were after standing all day> Synonyms beef, bellyache, bitch, bleat, carp, caterwaul, crab, croak, fuss, gripe, grizzle, grouch, grouse, growl, complain, 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 low heavy rolling sound <heavily loaded trucks grumbling as they passed over the steel bridge> Synonyms growl, rumble, lumber, rollRelated Words boom, drum, thunder; bellow


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