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verb as in complain

verb as in murmur, rumble

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“There's nobody here to meet,” he grumbled to an aide, as he battled through the rain.

But back in the executive suites, the old guard running the league anonymously grumbled.

Joyce, for his part, later grumbled that Eliot gained renown by borrowing from his Ulysses.

Although they initially grumbled about having to get up, they had to admit that it was an amazing sight.

While conservatives grumbled, the League of Women Voters celebrated the decision.

He bitterly opposed the idea of an assault, and he grumbled at being kept before the position.

As there are only three sets of head phones,” 50 grumbled Burd, “one of us is bound to be a step-child.

"We'll be blamed lucky if we don't run into a prairie-fire before mornin'," Piegan grumbled.

"A newspaper would be something to while away one's time, or a book," grumbled Hartledon.

Jacob Worse had nothing to say in answer to this speech, he only grumbled, and rubbed his hands across his stomach.


On this page you'll find 40 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to grumbled, such as: moan, squawk, fuss, groan, carp, and gripe.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.