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adjective as in discontented

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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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Spall plays him brilliantly as a grumbling, grunting beast of a man whose sensitivity and kindness emerges slowly.

Now the grumbling is getting louder—and increasingly it focuses on the president himself.

Liberals have been grumbling for a while about the Obama administration.

Spitzer rolled his eyes at the interruption, grumbling a perfunctory “very funny.”

This came after months of grumbling about disappointing iPhone sales, and reports of a possibly too-small opening in China.

In spite of this there was no grumbling, and the men, as their general reported, pressed on with cries of "Vive la Rpublique!"

Meanwhile, both the disciples of Somers and the disciples of Trenchard were grumbling at Harley's resolution.

The owner of the slippers was folding the robe and laying it over the rail, and grumbling to himself all the while.

That was all the comfort she gave Norman, and she walked in to pour out a furious grumbling upon Margaret.

He came opposite, lurched almost on them, touched them with a groping hand and passed, grumbling.


On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to grumbling, such as: complaining, dissatisfied, irked, moaning, quibbling, and sour.

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