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See definition of grousing on Dictionary.com
  • as incarping
  • as indisgruntled
  • as inpeevish
  • as inplaintive
  • as inquerulous

synonyms for grousing

  • bellyaching
  • caviling
  • criticizing
  • disparaging
  • griping
  • grumbling
  • kvetching
  • moaning
  • nagging
  • niggling
  • quibbling
  • whining
  • censorious
  • critical
  • deprecatory
  • fault-finding
  • grouchy
  • hypercritical
  • nit-picking
  • overcritical
  • scathing
  • annoyed
  • irritated
  • testy
  • bellyaching
  • disappointed
  • discontent
  • discontented
  • displeased
  • dissatisfied
  • griping
  • kicking
  • kvetching
  • peeved
  • vexed
  • bad tempered
  • crabby
  • cranky
  • grouchy
  • grumpy
  • irritable
  • malcontent
  • malcontented
  • peevish
  • petulant
  • put out
  • sulky
  • sullen
  • uncontent
  • ungratified

antonyms for grousing

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  • complimentary
  • forgiving
  • contented
  • happy
  • pleased
  • satisfied
  • uncritical
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How to use grousing in a sentence

From gulls to grouse to grackles, more than 10,000 bird species live on this planet.
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Mavis, sitting on one of the lockers, and listening to the general grousing going on around her, shook herself impatiently.
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Growling and grousing and his eye all bloodshot from the drouth is in it and the hydrophobia dropping out of his jaws.
ULYSSESJAMES JOYCE
This 'ere bloke you're grousing at 'e's a friend of mine, and I'll pipe up for a friend when 'e's being reprimanded undeserving.
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"Oh, some people find cause for grousing, no matter how good their luck is," Jim answered.
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But soon they settled down to do their job, to take trouble over their work rather than make trouble by grousing over it.
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Some of the fellows who were doing so much grousing last week ought to have come along today and seen some real football.
LEFT GUARD GILBERTRALPH HENRY BARBOUR
This is not incompatible with the "grousing" or grumbling which the Englishman regards as his prerogative.
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He muttered and grumbled to himself about the risk, and his grousing got on our nerves even worse than usual.
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And so fell to abuse of one another, finding fault and grousing; as all good British soldiers do when they are well off.
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WORDS RELATED TO GROUSING

  • bellyaching
  • caviling
  • censorious
  • critical
  • criticizing
  • deprecatory
  • disparaging
  • fault-finding
  • griping
  • grouchy
  • grousing
  • grumbling
  • hypercritical
  • kvetching
  • moaning
  • nagging
  • niggling
  • nit-picking
  • overcritical
  • quibbling
  • scathing
  • whining
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.