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grumbled

[ gruhm-buh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF grumbled
  • verbcomplain
  • verbmurmur, rumble

Synonyms for grumbled

  • carp
  • fuss
  • gripe
  • groan
  • moan
  • squawk
  • bellyache
  • grouch
  • grouse
  • kick
  • kvetch
  • protest
  • pule
  • repine
  • scold
  • snivel
  • whine
  • find fault
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Antonyms for grumbled

  • compliment
  • praise
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GRUMBLED

They had grumbled at their chief and mutinied against him and helped to depose him.

"The less reason, then, for her being a thief," Gilder grumbled in his heaviest voice.

"You said the railroad," grumbled the man who had spoken before.

"I wish to goodness you had that picture done," grumbled Chip.

"Indeed he does not," Eliza grumbled; "or not as often as the rest of us," she added.

"The more fool you, to take outsiders into your confidence," grumbled Mulready.

"He is just another of my headstrong boys," grumbled Lady Augusta.

Pierce grumbled that it would not be "half serving him out."

"In secret, too," grumbled the gaoler, looking at the written paper.

"This is no case of emergency, Miss Baxter," grumbled Stoneham.

WORD ORIGIN

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.