chunter

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Related to chuntering: bothering, unslakable

chunter

(ˈtʃʌntə) or

chunner

vb
informal (often foll by: on) Brit to mutter or grumble incessantly in a meaningless fashion
[C16: probably of imitative origin]

chunter


Past participle: chuntered
Gerund: chuntering

Imperative
chunter
chunter
Present
I chunter
you chunter
he/she/it chunters
we chunter
you chunter
they chunter
Preterite
I chuntered
you chuntered
he/she/it chuntered
we chuntered
you chuntered
they chuntered
Present Continuous
I am chuntering
you are chuntering
he/she/it is chuntering
we are chuntering
you are chuntering
they are chuntering
Present Perfect
I have chuntered
you have chuntered
he/she/it has chuntered
we have chuntered
you have chuntered
they have chuntered
Past Continuous
I was chuntering
you were chuntering
he/she/it was chuntering
we were chuntering
you were chuntering
they were chuntering
Past Perfect
I had chuntered
you had chuntered
he/she/it had chuntered
we had chuntered
you had chuntered
they had chuntered
Future
I will chunter
you will chunter
he/she/it will chunter
we will chunter
you will chunter
they will chunter
Future Perfect
I will have chuntered
you will have chuntered
he/she/it will have chuntered
we will have chuntered
you will have chuntered
they will have chuntered
Future Continuous
I will be chuntering
you will be chuntering
he/she/it will be chuntering
we will be chuntering
you will be chuntering
they will be chuntering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chuntering
you have been chuntering
he/she/it has been chuntering
we have been chuntering
you have been chuntering
they have been chuntering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chuntering
you will have been chuntering
he/she/it will have been chuntering
we will have been chuntering
you will have been chuntering
they will have been chuntering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chuntering
you had been chuntering
he/she/it had been chuntering
we had been chuntering
you had been chuntering
they had been chuntering
Conditional
I would chunter
you would chunter
he/she/it would chunter
we would chunter
you would chunter
they would chunter
Past Conditional
I would have chuntered
you would have chuntered
he/she/it would have chuntered
we would have chuntered
you would have chuntered
they would have chuntered
Translations

chunter

[ˈtʃʌntəʳ] VI (Brit) (also chunter on) (= mutter) → murmurar; (= complain) → gruñir, refunfuñar
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With Mars chuntering under his breath it's no wonder you're going over old ground and coming up with some answers you should have said at the time.
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