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 formsdis·grun·tle·ment, noun
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Related Words for disgruntle

annoy, dissatisfy, discontent, displease, irritate, irk, anger

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(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

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

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