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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. grunt

    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, grumble, 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 WordNet

  1. grunt, oinknoun

    the short low gruff noise of the kind made by hogs


  2. gruntnoun

    an unskilled or low-ranking soldier or other worker

    "infantrymen in Vietnam were called grunts"; "he went from grunt to chairman in six years"


  3. gruntverb

    medium-sized tropical marine food fishes that utter grunting sounds when caught


  4. gruntverb

    issue a grunting, low, animal-like noise

    "He grunted his reluctant approval"

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  1. List of paraphrases for "grunt":

    grunting, infantryman, snarl, scold

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How to use grunt in a sentence?

  1. Stephen Butler Leacock:

    The mayor gave no other answer than that deep guttural grunt which is technically known in municipal interviews as refusing to commit oneself.

  2. Rachel Bien:

    Many of the most abusive internships involving low-level tasks and grunt-type work are plainly illegal under this standard.

  3. Danish proverb:

    Young pigs grunt as as old pigs grunted before them.

  4. Thomas Witte:

    All those equids that are doing the grunt work and supporting their human families in developing parts of the world -- the mules and donkeys -- they get very little in the way of veterinary care and very little in the way of attention.

  5. William Osler:

    Look wise, say nothing, and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thought.

Translations for grunt

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  • الناخرArabic
  • fodtusse, fnys, grynte, fnyse, gryntDanish
  • grunzen, GrunzerGerman
  • γρυλλισμόςGreek
  • gruñido, gruñirSpanish
  • röhkiä, murisija, nurmipora, röhkäisy, murahdus, murahtaa, röhkäistä, muristaFinnish
  • bidasse, grogner, troufion, grognementFrench
  • असंतोष का Hindi
  • röfög, morog, röfögés, felmordulHungarian
  • gruno, grunarIdo
  • grugnire, grugnitoItalian
  • gruntLatin
  • ngengere, kumukumu, whēnanau, ngunguru, ngōMāori
  • grom, knorren, knorDutch
  • grunhidoPortuguese
  • бурча́ть, хрю́кать, хрю́канье, бурча́ние, ворча́ние, ворча́тьRussian
  • homurdanma, homurtuTurkish
  • 咕嚕Chinese

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