disgruntled

[ dis-gruhn-tld ]
/ dɪsˈgrʌn tld /

adjective

displeased and discontented; sulky; peevish: Her disgruntled husband refused to join us.

Nearby words

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

Origin of disgruntled


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 formsdis·grun·tle·ment, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for disgruntled

disgruntled

/ (dɪsˈɡrʌntəld) /

adjective

feeling or expressing discontent or anger

disgruntle

/ (dɪsˈɡrʌntəl) /

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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