grumble


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grum·ble

 (grŭm′bəl)
v. grum·bled, grum·bling, grum·bles
v.intr.
1. To complain in a surly manner; mutter discontentedly: "The governed will always find something to grumble about" (Crane Brinton).
2. To rumble or growl.
v.tr.
To express in a grumbling discontented manner: grumbled a rude response.
n.
1. A muttered complaint.
2. A rumble; a growl.

[Probably Dutch grommelen, to mutter, from Middle Dutch, frequentative of grommen.]

grum′bler n.
grum′bling·ly adv.
grum′bly adj.

grumble

(ˈɡrʌmbəl)
vb
1. to utter (complaints) in a nagging or discontented way
2. (intr) to make low dull rumbling sounds
n
3. a complaint; grouse
4. a low rumbling sound
[C16: from Middle Low German grommelen, of Germanic origin; see grim]
ˈgrumbler n
ˈgrumblingly adv
ˈgrumbly adj

grum•ble

(ˈgrʌm bəl)

v. -bled, -bling,
n. v.i.
1. to murmur or mutter in discontent.
2. to utter low, indistinct sounds; growl.
3. to rumble.
v.t.
4. to express or utter with murmuring or complaining.
n.
5. an expression of discontent; complaint.
6. grumbles, a grumbling, discontented mood.
7. a rumble.
[1580–90; perhaps frequentative of Old English grymman to wail; compare Middle Dutch grommen, German grummeln]
grum′bler, n.
grum′bling•ly, adv.
grum′bly, adj.
syn: See complain.

grumble


Past participle: grumbled
Gerund: grumbling

Imperative
grumble
grumble
Present
I grumble
you grumble
he/she/it grumbles
we grumble
you grumble
they grumble
Preterite
I grumbled
you grumbled
he/she/it grumbled
we grumbled
you grumbled
they grumbled
Present Continuous
I am grumbling
you are grumbling
he/she/it is grumbling
we are grumbling
you are grumbling
they are grumbling
Present Perfect
I have grumbled
you have grumbled
he/she/it has grumbled
we have grumbled
you have grumbled
they have grumbled
Past Continuous
I was grumbling
you were grumbling
he/she/it was grumbling
we were grumbling
you were grumbling
they were grumbling
Past Perfect
I had grumbled
you had grumbled
he/she/it had grumbled
we had grumbled
you had grumbled
they had grumbled
Future
I will grumble
you will grumble
he/she/it will grumble
we will grumble
you will grumble
they will grumble
Future Perfect
I will have grumbled
you will have grumbled
he/she/it will have grumbled
we will have grumbled
you will have grumbled
they will have grumbled
Future Continuous
I will be grumbling
you will be grumbling
he/she/it will be grumbling
we will be grumbling
you will be grumbling
they will be grumbling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been grumbling
you have been grumbling
he/she/it has been grumbling
we have been grumbling
you have been grumbling
they have been grumbling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been grumbling
you will have been grumbling
he/she/it will have been grumbling
we will have been grumbling
you will have been grumbling
they will have been grumbling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been grumbling
you had been grumbling
he/she/it had been grumbling
we had been grumbling
you had been grumbling
they had been grumbling
Conditional
I would grumble
you would grumble
he/she/it would grumble
we would grumble
you would grumble
they would grumble
Past Conditional
I would have grumbled
you would have grumbled
he/she/it would have grumbled
we would have grumbled
you would have grumbled
they would have grumbled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grumble - a loud low dull continuous noisegrumble - a loud low dull continuous noise; "they heard the rumbling of thunder"
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
2.grumble - a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
complaint - an expression of grievance or resentment
Verb1.grumble - show one's unhappiness or critical attitude; "He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong"; "We grumbled about the increased work load"
kvetch, plain, quetch, complain, sound off, kick - express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"
2.grumble - make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath; "she grumbles when she feels overworked"
kvetch, plain, quetch, complain, sound off, kick - express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"
3.grumble - to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds; "he grumbled a rude response"; "Stones grumbled down the cliff"
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
4.grumble - make a low noise; "rumbling thunder"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"

grumble

verb
1. complain, moan, gripe (informal), whinge (informal), beef (slang), carp, bitch (slang), whine, grouse, bleat, grouch (informal), bellyache (slang), kvetch (U.S. slang), repine 'This is very inconvenient,' he grumbled.
2. rumble, growl, gurgle His stomach grumbled loudly.
noun
1. complaint, protest, objection, moan, grievance, grouse, gripe (informal), grouch (informal), beef (slang) My grumble is with the structure and organisation of his material.
2. rumble, growl, gurgle One could hear, far to the east, a grumble of thunder.

grumble

verb
1. To complain in low indistinct tones:
2. To make a continuous deep reverberating sound:
noun
A low indistinct utterance of complaint:
Translations
دَمْدَمَه، شَكْوىزَمْجَرَه ، دَمْدَمَهيتذّمَّر، يُزَمْجِر، يُدَمدِميُدَمْدِم
rachotrachotitreptánístěžovat sivrčet
brokke sigbrokkerirumlerumlenskælde ud
drunadrynjagremjulegt nöldurnöldra gremjulega
dundesysdundėtiniurnėjimasniurnėti
dārdētdārdoņakurnēšanakurnēt
godrnjati
gürlemegürlemekşikâyetsöylenmek

grumble

[ˈgrʌmbl]
A. N
1. (= complaint) → queja f
2. (= noise) → retumbo m
B. VI
1. (= complain) → quejarse (about de)
2. [thunder] → retumbar (a lo lejos)

grumble

[ˈgrʌmbəl]
vi (= complain) → rouspéter, ronchonner
to grumble about sth → rouspéter contre qch, ronchonner contre qch
vtgrommeler
to grumble that ... → grommeler que ...
n (= complaint) → récrimination f

grumble

n (= complaint)Murren nt no pl, → Schimpfen nt no pl; (= noise: of thunder, guns) → Grollen nt; his only grumble is that …das Einzige, was er auszusetzen hat, ist, dass …; all his grumblessein ständiges Schimpfen or Gemecker (inf)
vimurren, schimpfen (→ about, over über +acc); (thunder, gunfire)grollen; to grumble at somebodyjdm gegenüber schimpfen or klagen; grumbling appendix (inf)gereizter Blinddarm

grumble

[ˈgrʌmbl]
1. n (complaint) → lamentela; (noise) → brontolio; (of guns) → rombo
without a grumble (agree, accept) → senza lagnarsi
2. vi (person, complain) to grumble (about)brontolare (su), lagnarsi (di); (thunder) → rombare

grumble

(ˈgrambl) verb
1. to complain in a bad-tempered way. He grumbled at the way he had been treated.
2. to make a low and deep sound. Thunder grumbled in the distance.
noun
1. a complaint made in a bad-tempered way.
2. a low, deep sound. the grumble of thunder.
References in classic literature ?
Well, we can't have it, so don't let us grumble but shoulder our bundles and trudge along as cheerfully as Marmee does.
When you got to the table you couldn't go right to eating, but you had to wait for the widow to tuck down her head and grumble a little over the victuals, though there warn't really anything the matter with them, -- that is, nothing only everything was cooked by itself.
His sister used to grumble about all these animals and said they made the house untidy.
Nay,'' said the Knight, ``an he have the gift of showing my road, I shall not grumble with him that he desires to make it pleasant.
You might keep some of your kisses for me, Sibyl, I think," said the lad with a good-natured grumble.
All that is true, Senor Don Quixote," said Carrasco; "but I wish such fault-finders were more lenient and less exacting, and did not pay so much attention to the spots on the bright sun of the work they grumble at; for if aliquando bonus dormitat Homerus, they should remember how long he remained awake to shed the light of his work with as little shade as possible; and perhaps it may be that what they find fault with may be moles, that sometimes heighten the beauty of the face that bears them; and so I say very great is the risk to which he who prints a book exposes himself, for of all impossibilities the greatest is to write one that will satisfy and please all readers.
The skipper was not displeased with the compliment, and went on, "When we got past the Bosphorus the men began to grumble.
Around him he could hear the grumble of jolted cannon as the scurrying horses were lashed toward the front.
True, you say that she is inclined to grumble, but do not mind that, Barbara.
But Antaeus took it all kindly enough; although, once in a while, when he happened to be sleepy, he would grumble out a peevish word or two, like the muttering of a tempest, and ask them to have done with their nonsense.
She'll make a wife as Mother'll have no occasion to grumble at, after all.
You talk of mustering yourself with a lady you’re just fit to grumble and find fault.