disgruntle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v disgruntle put into a bad mood or into bad humour "The employees were disgruntled by their bad working conditions"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Disgruntle To dissatisfy; to disaffect; to anger.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • disgruntle To disappoint; disconcert; chagrin; disgust; offend; throw into a state of sulky dissatisfaction: usually in the participial adjective disgruntled.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Disgruntle dis-grun′tl (prov.) to disappoint, disgust
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dis- and gruntle, to grunt, to be sulky.

Usage

In literature:

The school returned to Brimfield disgruntled, disappointed and critical.
"Left End Edwards" by Ralph Henry Barbour
Wails arose from hot, disgruntled infants.
"A Son of the City" by Herman Gastrell Seely
Maya lapsed into disgruntled silence.
"Rebels of the Red Planet" by Charles Louis Fontenay
I am shocked, annoyed, and disgruntled.
"The Galaxy Primes" by Edward Elmer Smith
Husky, disgruntled, thrust the handkerchief in his pocket.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
This left Shirley to Sarah, and Sarah was like the disgruntled sailor who deliberately incites mutiny.
"Rainbow Hill" by Josephine Lawrence
He dressed hurriedly, shivering and disgruntled.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
Disgruntled and out-of-sorts, she put away her letter, and started toward the house.
"Virginia of Elk Creek Valley" by Mary Ellen Chase
It was clear that he was disgruntled because he had not had a chance to pitch.
"Baseball Joe in the Big League" by Lester Chadwick
A mile beyond the township stone the tinker stopped to let Patsy catch up with him; it was a very breathless, disgruntled Patsy.
"Seven Miles to Arden" by Ruth Sawyer
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In news:

Baluyut says anybody can file a complaint to the Board of Dentistry and this was the result of two disgruntled employees who were let go.
The auditor's report rehashes old claims originally made by a disgruntled former employee, that are based on inaccurate legal interpretations of Office Depot 's former contract that the city was not a par...
Spartans WR DeAnthony Arnett says he's not disgruntled about playing time.
Disgruntled Canucks goalie practices in Panthers facility and wants to be traded back here where he lives in offseason.
The training DVD 's teach businesses how to spot the warning signs whether it be an ex-lover like in the case of Emcore, or a disgruntled employee who has made threats in the past.
Disgruntlement over economy fuels the GOP advantage in election polls.
During the short gray days of December 1564, disgruntled settlers set out to sea from Fort Caroline in the St Johns River.
The Asian Tour could face further legal proceedings from disgruntled golfers in the wake of losing a restraint of trade case last week brought by four players, lawyers have told Reuters.
Disgruntled Meatpacker Tosses Glove Into Grinder .
They sound like disgruntled vacuums.
Mark Munoz, one of the men who died after being shot during a rampage by a disgruntled employee of Lehigh Cement on Oct 5, 2011.
Singapore responded to its first strike in nearly three decades with riot police and strident official criticism of the disgruntled Chinese immigrant workers, highlighting strains from an influx of foreign labor.
As a relatively recent graduate of the South Whidbey School District, I was rather disgruntled when I read that the district, and more specifically the middle school, had spent "almost $1 million" acquiring iPads for students.
Brandon Jacobs ' disappointing season with the San Francisco 49ers will have an early ending, with the team announcing on Monday that it has suspended the disgruntled running back for the final three games.
The latest in the Chris Paul, disgruntled in New Orleans, trade rumorama from Chris Broussard of ESPN.
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In science:

In the course of writing this volume, however, despite his admiration for their deep geometric insight he became increasingly disgruntled with the lack of rigor in certain arguments.
Zariski decomposition: a new (old) chapter of linear algebra
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