American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make discontented.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To disappoint; disconcert; chagrin; disgust; offend; throw into a state of sulky dissatisfaction: usually in the participial adjective disgruntled.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. colloq. To dissatisfy; to disaffect; to anger.
- v. put into a bad mood or into bad humour
- dis- + gruntle (Wiktionary)
- dis- + gruntle, to grumble (from Middle English gruntelen, frequentative of grunten, to grunt; see grunt). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Your problem with the word disgruntle the problem being that it seems to mean pretty much the same as gruntle doesn’t take into consideration the pig factor.”
“Her shoes were in the 'disgruntle' condition we so often find on farms, that, to give her a level bearing until I should call another day with a farrier to help me to pack the foot up in the old-fashioned way, I had the remaining shoes pulled off.”
“This will disgruntle and confuse the Cultural Warriors -- imagine them celebrating the ACLU -- and it may help us avoid the long and expensive process of deciding who the genuine Christian might be, and the interesting problem of how to dispose of the non-genuine articles.”
“She talks from notes written on her hand, and says things that disgruntle people like you want to hear.”
“I invited those who expressed their disgruntle-hood Sunday in the postgame chat I do weekly to join me on the Kansas City Chiefs' extremely comfy, low-mileage bandwagon.”
“What you all should now focus on is uniting behind OUR party's nominee and not falling into the hole that John McCain has dug for the disgruntle Clintonites.”
“The only pro-McCain posts are coming from disgruntle Hillary supporters.”
“The ones crossing over are disgruntle females who dislike Obama because he did not wait his turn and the woman lost out.”
“Also, it will be a stronger congress with disgruntle democrats with out an agreement to cause trouble.”
“What any won contract would also do, that would disgruntle a number of employees, is eliminate the free skating on the backs of union representation, and make the monthly dues that pay for union representation mandatory on all.”
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