grumbler


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grumbler - a person given to excessive complaints and crying and whininggrumbler - a person given to excessive complaints and crying and whining
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
kvetch - (Yiddish) a constant complainer

grumbler

noun
A person who habitually complains or grumbles:
Informal: crank, griper, grouser.
Translations

grumbler

nNörgler(in) m(f), → Brummbär m (inf)
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The most inveterate croaker and grumbler in the world--and yet, according to his own account, the only cheerful man in the whole ship's company.
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could be a grumbler of the sort who say that mankind feeds on what is
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It merely brands you as the department's top grumbler, grouch and complainer.