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grumbling

adjective

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grumbling

verb
present participle of grumble

Synonyms & Antonyms of grumbling (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 grumbling was in 1598

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“Grumbling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/grumbling. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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