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Synonyms for grumble
ˈgrʌm bəlgrum·ble

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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.8 / 11 votes

  1. grumble

    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.

    complain, croak, find fault, growl, grunt, murmur, remonstrate, repine

    applaud, approve, commend, eulogize, laud, praise

    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.

Princeton's WordNet4.3 / 3 votes

  1. rumble, rumbling, grumble, grumblingnoun

    a loud low dull continuous noise

    "they heard the rumbling of thunder"

    gang fight, rumble, rumbling, murmur, grumbling, murmuring, muttering, mutter

  2. grumble, grumbling, murmur, murmuring, mutter, mutteringverb

    a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone

    murmuration, mutter, mussitation, rumbling, murmur, grumbling, murmuring, rumble, heart murmur, murmur vowel, muttering, cardiac murmur

  3. grouch, grumble, scoldverb

    show one's unhappiness or critical attitude

    "He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong"; "We grumbled about the increased work load"

    mutter, rumble, croak, trounce, berate, lecture, bawl out, reproof, dress down, scold, have words, call down, take to task, growl, call on the carpet, murmur, rebuke, jaw, grouch, reprimand, rag, lambast, remonstrate, gnarl, lambaste, chew out, chew up, chide

  4. murmur, mutter, grumble, croak, gnarlverb

    make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath

    "she grumbles when she feels overworked"

    go, perish, snuff it, rumble, croak, decease, mutter, pass away, cash in one's chips, choke, mussitate, scold, cronk, drop dead, maunder, exit, pop off, growl, buy the farm, murmur, conk, grouch, die, give-up the ghost, pass, expire, gnarl, kick the bucket, mumble

  5. grumble, growl, rumbleverb

    to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds

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

    mutter, scold, murmur, gnarl, grouch, growl, croak, rumble

  6. rumble, grumbleverb

    make a low noise

    "rumbling thunder"

    mutter, scold, murmur, gnarl, grouch, growl, croak, rumble

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Dictionary of English Synonymes1.0 / 1 vote

  1. grumbleverb

    complain, murmur, repine, croak, find fault

  2. grumbleverb

    growl, snarl, gnarl

  3. grumbleverb

    rumble, roar

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words3.8 / 4 votes

  1. grumbleverb

    murmur, repine, complain, croak, growl, snarl

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  1. Dale Earnhardt:

    If you're not a race driver, stay the hell home. Don't come here and grumble about going too fast. Get the hell out of the race car if you've got feathers on your legs or butt. Put a kerosene rag around your ankles so the ants won't climb up and eat that candy ass.

  2. T.Ollyvar:

    Do the job yourself, don't grumble, take your life personal, others can only assist. You're the main fighter in your war.

  3. Naomi Penfold:

    It's been over 10 years since I have been on a march, normally, we Brits stay quiet and grumble. But with Brexit there is too much at stake.

  4. Sitabai Kamble:

    Sometimes they kick the pitchers away, they grumble.

  5. Barack Obama:

    Each side will want 100 percent, and we'll find a way for each side to get 60 percent or so of what they need, and people will complain and grumble, but it will be fine.

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  • تذمرArabic
  • kručeníCzech
  • Grummeln, Gegrummel, Knurren, murrenGerman
  • quejarse, protestarSpanish
  • ärjyntä, mylvintä, valittaa, kurnaus, karjunta, kurnia, mylviä, purnata, karjua, kurnata, ärjyä, kurnintaFinnish
  • gargouiller, gronder, bougonner, gargouillement, ronchonner, grondementFrench
  • ngomelIndonesian
  • protestareItalian
  • بۆڵه‌, قۆڕه‌قۆڕKurdish
  • ganniōLatin
  • wauwauMāori
  • grommelen, morren, grommen, gegrommel, knorren, geknorDutch
  • урчание, ворчать, урчать, рычать, рычание, брюзжать, бурчатьRussian
  • gjëmoj, shfryjAlbanian
  • முணுமுணுப்புTamil
  • గొణుగుడుTelugu
  • càu nhàuVietnamese
  • groûler, maroner, marmouzîWalloon

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    An antonym of "spellbound"
    A fascinated
    B transfixed
    C disenchanted
    D mesmerized

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