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Definition of Grumble


  1. To murmur or mutter with discontent; to make ill-natured complaints in a low voice and a surly manner.
  2. To growl; to snarl in deep tones; as, a lion grumbling over his prey.
  3. To rumble; to make a low, harsh, and heavy sound; to mutter; as, the distant thunder grumbles.
  4. To express or utter with grumbling.
  5. The noise of one that grumbles.
  6. A grumbling, discontented disposition.

Grumble Quotations

Home is the place we love best and grumble the most.
Billy Sunday

It is no use to grumble and complain; It's just as cheap and easy to rejoice; When God sorts out the weather and sends rain - Why, rain's my choice.
James Whitcomb Riley

A man must have something to grumble about; and if he can't complain that his wife harries him to death with her perversity and ill-humour, he must complain that she wears him out with her kindness and gentleness.
Anne Bronte

If you are foolish enough to be contented, don't show it, but grumble with the rest.
Jerome K. Jerome

My instinct is to assume that we consumers are an inconsistent bunch. We like competition if it delivers low prices, but grumble if it delivers the bad news that prices need to go up.
Evan Davis
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Grumble Translations

grumble in Danish is brumme, knurre
grumble in Dutch is mopperen, morren, kankeren, sputteren
grumble in Finnish is nurista
grumble in French is grogner, bourdonnement
grumble in German is brummen, murren, murren
grumble in Italian is ronzare, borbottare
grumble in Norwegian is rumle, beklage seg
grumble in Swedish is knot, brumma, knota
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