disgruntle

[dis-gruhn-tl]

verb (used with object), dis·grun·tled, dis·grun·tling.

to put into a state of sulky dissatisfaction; make discontent.

Nearby words

  1. disgrace,
  2. disgraced,
  3. disgraceful,
  4. disgracefully,
  5. disgregate,
  6. disgruntled,
  7. disguise,
  8. disgust,
  9. disgusted,
  10. disgustful

Origin of disgruntle

1675–85; dis-1 + gruntle, frequentative of grunt

Related formsdis·grun·tle·ment, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for disgruntle

disgruntle

verb

(tr; usually passive) to make sulky or discontented
Derived Formsdisgruntlement, noun

Word Origin for disgruntle

C17: dis- 1 + obsolete gruntle to complain; see grunt

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Word Origin and History for disgruntle

disgruntle

v.

1680s, from dis- "entirely, very" + obsolete gruntle "to grumble" (Middle English gruntelen, early 15c.), frequentative of grunt (v.).

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