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disgruntle

[dis-gruhn-tl]
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verb (used with object), dis·grun·tled, dis·grun·tling.
  1. to put into a state of sulky dissatisfaction; make discontent.
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Origin of disgruntle

1675–85; dis-1 + gruntle, frequentative of grunt
Related formsdis·grun·tle·ment, noun
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disgruntle

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

Word Origin

C17: dis- 1 + obsolete gruntle to complain; see grunt
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Word Origin and History for disgruntlement

disgruntle

v.

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

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