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Synonyms for grumble
ˈgrʌm bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rumble, rumbling, grumble, grumbling(noun)

    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, muttering(verb)

    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, scold(verb)

    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, gnarl(verb)

    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, rumble(verb)

    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, grumble(verb)

    make a low noise

    "rumbling thunder"

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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. grumble(v. n.)

    complain, murmur, repine, croak, find fault

  2. grumble(v. n.)

    growl, snarl, gnarl

  3. grumble(v. n.)

    rumble, roar

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. grumble(v)

    murmur, repine, complain, croak, growl, snarl

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How to use grumble in a sentence?

  1. Sitabai Kamble:

    Sometimes they kick the pitchers away, they grumble.

  2. Barack Obama:

    This issue of softwood lumber will get resolved in some fashion ... undoubtedly to the dissatisfaction of all parties concerned, 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

Translations for grumble

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  • kručeníCzech
  • Knurren, Gegrummel, murren, GrummelnGerman
  • protestar, quejarseSpanish
  • kurnata, karjua, ärjyntä, kurnia, kurnaus, valittaa, mylvintä, karjunta, mylviä, kurninta, purnata, ärjyäFinnish
  • grondement, ronchonner, gargouillement, bougonner, gargouiller, gronderFrench
  • ngomelIndonesian
  • protestareItalian
  • بۆڵه‌, قۆڕه‌قۆڕKurdish
  • ganniōLatin
  • wauwauMāori
  • morren, grommen, geknor, grommelen, gegrommel, knorrenDutch
  • урчать, бурчать, брюзжать, рычание, рычать, урчание, ворчатьRussian
  • shfryj, gjëmojAlbanian
  • càu nhàuVietnamese
  • marmouzî, maroner, groûlerWalloon

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