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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. growl

    To complain is to give utterance to dissatisfaction or objection, express a sense of wrong or ill treatment. One complains of a real or assumed grievance; he may murmur through mere peevishness or ill temper; he repines, with vain distress, at the irrevocable or the inevitable. Complaining is by speech or writing; murmuring is commonly said of half-repressed utterance; repining of the mental act alone. One may complain of an offense to the offender or to others; he remonstrates with the offender only. Complain has a formal and legal meaning, which the other words have not, signifying to make a formal accusation, present a specific charge; the same is true of the noun complaint.

    Synonyms:
    complain, croak, find fault, grumble, grunt, murmur, remonstrate, repine

    Antonyms:
    applaud, approve, commend, eulogize, laud, praise

    Preposition:
    Complain of a thing to a person; of one person to another, of or against a person for an act; to an officer; before the court; about a thing.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. growl

    Synonyms:
    snarl, grumble, complain, remonstrate, murmur, grunt

    Antonyms:
    chuckle, cackle, grin, purr, acquiesce, growth

Princeton's WordNet

  1. growl, growlingverb

    the sound of growling (as made by animals)

    Synonyms:
    growling

  2. grumble, growl, rumbleverb

    to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds

    "he grumbled a rude response"; "Stones grumbled down the cliff"

    Synonyms:
    mutter, scold, murmur, grumble, gnarl, grouch, croak, rumble

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. growlverb

    Synonyms:
    snarl, gnarl, grumble, murmur

  2. growlnoun

    Synonyms:
    snarl, murmur

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. growlnoun

    Synonyms:
    grumble, snarl, gnarl

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How to use growl in a sentence?

  1. James Macleod:

    I noticed you've got Candy keeping guard because, as we came down the corridor, she was not going to let us get anywhere near you, she gave a little growl as we came in.

  2. Samuel Johnson:

    Don't think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. I hate a fellow whom pride or cowardice or laziness drives into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let him come out as I do, and bark.


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