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synonyms for grumbling

  • complaining
  • dissatisfied
  • irked
  • moaning
  • quibbling
  • sour
  • grouchy
  • irritable

antonyms for grumbling

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  • happy
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How to use grumbling in a sentence

This is before my wife comes in and hijacks the radio to listen to the Rai 1 news bulletin, which always sets off grumbles about the Conte government.
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In spite of this there was no grumbling, and the men, as their general reported, pressed on with cries of "Vive la Rpublique!"
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Meanwhile, both the disciples of Somers and the disciples of Trenchard were grumbling at Harley's resolution.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
The owner of the slippers was folding the robe and laying it over the rail, and grumbling to himself all the while.
CABIN FEVERB. M. BOWER
That was all the comfort she gave Norman, and she walked in to pour out a furious grumbling upon Margaret.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
He came opposite, lurched almost on them, touched them with a groping hand and passed, grumbling.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
In the afternoon, Dangerfield returned to the portrait of Mr. Cornelius, always grumbling, always dissatisfied.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
The drowsy travellers gathered themselves up; and elbowing and grumbling, rushed out.
ALONEMARION HARLAND
He did not allow his voice to express his exultation, but spoke in his usual harsh, grumbling tones.
A CHARMING FELLOW, VOLUME II (OF 3)FRANCES ELEANOR TROLLOPE
He entered the stable grumbling, found everything in order, and came out furious.
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WORDS RELATED TO GRUMBLING

  • 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.