grumble

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Related to grumbled: grumbly, grouching, muttered

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 ?
More and more Dog-Tooth became greater than the council, and when the council grumbled and said it would name a new chief, Big-Fat spoke with the voice of God and said no.
When we grumbled Big-Fat arose, and with the voice of God said that God had chosen the wise men to own the land and the goats and the fish-trap, and the fire-brew, and that without these wise men we would all be animals, as in the days when we lived in trees.
And when the people grumbled more and more, and some threw stones at the king's grass house, the Bug sang a song of how good it was to be a Fish-Eater.
Tiger-Face said they could become guards if they wanted to, and many of them did, and thereafter they did no work except to poke spears in the men who did work and who grumbled at feeding so many idlers.
Whenever the people grumbled too loudly the Bug sang a new song, and Big-Fat said it was God's word that we should kill Meat- Eaters, and Tiger-Face led us over the divide to kill and be killed.
Humph," grumbled the Fox as he walked away with his tail between his legs; but he spoke in a low growl
Shimerda grumbled, but realized it was important that one member of the family should learn English.
He encouraged him to regard Hindley as a reprobate; and, night after night, he regularly grumbled out a long string of tales against Heathcliff and Catherine: always minding to flatter Earnshaw's weakness by heaping the heaviest blame on the latter.
WHINGING Sebastian Vettel grumbled at his Ferrari team AND Jenson Button after he was outgunned yet again.
Grumbled at the fact Boro needed extra-time to see off the challenge of an organised Second Division side in Brighton in second round of the Carling Cup on this day in 2003.
He moaned when guards removed his computer access and grumbled about the view from his cell and wanted it redecorated.