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disgruntled

[dis-gruhn-tld] /dɪsˈgrʌn tld/
adjective
1.
displeased and discontented; sulky; peevish:
Her disgruntled husband refused to join us.
Origin of disgruntled
Synonyms
grouchy, testy, sullen, grumpy, dissatisfied.

disgruntle

[dis-gruhn-tl] /dɪsˈgrʌn tl/
verb (used with object), disgruntled, disgruntling.
1.
to put into a state of sulky dissatisfaction; make discontent.
Origin
1675-85; dis-1 + gruntle, frequentative of grunt
Related forms
disgruntlement, noun
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  • The disgruntled boy did not relish this lack of due recognition and these periods of inaction.

    The Red Debt Everett MacDonald
  • There were other people who were disgruntled that morning at Mrs. McLean's breakfast.

  • Peter gave his hat and stick to a disgruntled waiter, who would have told him to check them outside but for his height and width.

    The Sins of the Children Cosmo Hamilton
  • I had heard from more than one disgruntled reporter that it was an impossibility.

  • But she wept, night and day, which disgruntled the trolls, and they let her out again.

British Dictionary definitions for disgruntled

disgruntled

/dɪsˈɡrʌntəld/
adjective
1.
feeling or expressing discontent or anger

disgruntle

/dɪsˈɡrʌntəl/
verb
1.
(transitive; usually passive) to make sulky or discontented
Derived Forms
disgruntlement, noun
Word Origin
C17: dis-1 + obsolete gruntle to complain; see grunt
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Word Origin and History for disgruntled
adj.

past participle adjective from disgruntle.

disgruntle

v.

1680s, from dis- "entirely, very" + obsolete gruntle "to grumble" (Middle English gruntelen, early 15c.), frequentative of grunt (v.).

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