Synonyms for grumble
- find fault
Antonyms for grumble
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GRUMBLE
This did not suit our notions of a land cruise, and we began to grumble.
Yet it's only the food and the cabins and the attendance they grumble about.
The silence was profound, but shaken now and then by a grumble of distant thunder.
She then began to grumble violently about her son, the father of the dead boy.
My father may grumble over his beer jugs, but he's a Churchman and a Tantivy for all that.
Have you any right to grumble if I give you the discipline of a passing shame?'
Is there no business afoot, my lads, that you can do nothing but stand and grumble?'
The latter did grumble a bit, but ended by lending him two five-franc pieces.
Any one who failed to follow him must not grumble at the penalty; that he warned them.
We have not heard a grumble since the line was started a year or two ago.
1580s, from Middle French grommeler "mutter between the teeth" or directly from Middle Dutch grommelen "murmur, mutter, grunt," from grommen "to rumble, growl." Imitative, or perhaps akin to grim. Related: Grumbled; grumbling.