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disgruntle Line breaks: dis|grun¦tle
Pronunciation: /dɪsˈɡrʌnt(ə)l/

Definition of disgruntle in English:


[with object]
Make (someone) angry or dissatisfied: nothing disgruntles anyone more than the feeling they are being cheated
More example sentences
  • He was disgruntled by Clara's unflattering comments about his brother.
  • The salaries of council managers came under the spotlight as municipal workers went on strike over pay and communities disgruntled by poor service delivery protested in many places.
  • The event was organized by the District Council to make amends with locals disgruntled by weeks of traffic delays caused by roadworks.


Mid 17th century: from dis- (as an intensifier) + dialect gruntle 'utter little grunts', from grunt.

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