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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

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Synonyms & Antonyms of grumble (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely
  • he grumbled about how sore his feet were after standing all day

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2 to make a low heavy rolling sound
  • heavily loaded trucks grumbling as they passed over the steel bridge

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The first known use of grumble was in 1580

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“Grumble.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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