disgruntle

[ dis-gruhn-tl ]
/ dɪsˈgrʌn tl /

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

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

Origin of disgruntle

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

Related forms

dis·grun·tle·ment, noun
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disgruntle

/ (dɪsˈɡrʌntəl) /

verb

(tr; usually passive) to make sulky or discontented

Derived Forms

disgruntlement, noun

Word Origin for disgruntle

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