Synonyms for grumbling
Antonyms for grumbling
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GRUMBLING
With all his grumbling, he had not contemplated Jenkins being away more than a day or two.
They went through the cloisters to the south gate, Ketch grumbling all the way.
The artistes gradually began to arrive, grumbling more or less.
If we have been grumbling in our hearts, it is to God we must confess: who else has to do with the matter?
So tall Clemence dressed herself again, grumbling the while.
O'Malley held his appetite in check, but he kept on grumbling.
Bobby was glowering at the audience and grumbling into Sally's ear.
They are told to go on grumbling, and things will come all right.
I could hear him grumbling to himself, and that was a bad sign.
That 's what you 're grumbling, ye ould black-mouthed Prasbytarien! '
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.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GRUMBLING
- not satisfied
- easily offended
- out of humor