grumblingly

grumble

[gruhm-buhl]
verb (used without object), grumbled, grumbling.
1.
to murmur or mutter in discontent; complain sullenly.
2.
to utter low, indistinct sounds; growl.
3.
to rumble: The thunder grumbled in the west.
verb (used with object), grumbled, grumbling.
4.
to express or utter with murmuring or complaining.
noun
5.
an expression of discontent; complaint; unhappy murmur; growl.
6.
grumbles, a grumbling, discontented mood.
7.
a rumble.

Origin:
1580–90; perhaps frequentative of Old English grymman to wail; compare Dutch grommelen, German grummeln, French grommeler (< Gmc)

grumbler, noun
grumblingly, adverb
grumbly, adjective
ungrumbling, adjective


1. See complain.
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grumble (ˈɡrʌmbəl)
 
vb
1.  to utter (complaints) in a nagging or discontented way
2.  (intr) to make low dull rumbling sounds
 
n
3.  a complaint; grouse
4.  a low rumbling sound
 
[C16: from Middle Low German grommelen, of Germanic origin; see grim]
 
'grumbler
 
n
 
'grumblingly
 
adv
 
'grumbly
 
adj

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grumble
1586, from M.Du. grommelen "murmur, mutter, grunt," from grommen "to rumble, growl." Imitative, or perhaps akin to grim.
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