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mutter

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of mutter

  1. speech that is not clear enough to be understood <the distracting mutter of some member of the audience> Synonyms grunt, grunting, murmur, murmuring, mumble, mutteringRelated Words rumor, undertone, whisper; babble, babbling, blab, blabbing, chatter, chattering, drivel, driveling (or drivelling), gabble, gabbling, jabber, jabbering, maundering, prattle, prattling, rambling


mutter

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of mutter

  1. 1 to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely <a muttering group of workers> Synonyms beef, bellyache, bitch, bleat, carp, caterwaul, crab, croak, fuss, gripe, grizzle, grouch, grouse, growl, grumble, grump, holler, inveigh, keen, kick, kvetch, maunder [chiefly British], moan, murmur, complain, 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 speak softly and unclearly <muttering to himself under his breath> Synonyms chunter [British], grunt, mouth, murmur, mumbleRelated Words babble, blab, chatter, drivel, gabble, gibber, jabber, maunder, prattle, ramble; breathe, gasp, pant, whisper; buzzNear Antonyms articulate, enunciateAntonyms speak out, speak up


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