from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make discontented.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make discontent or cross; to cause being in a bad temper.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To dissatisfy; to disaffect; to anger.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To disappoint; disconcert; chagrin; disgust; offend; throw into a state of sulky dissatisfaction: usually in the participial adjective disgruntled.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. put into a bad mood or into bad humour


dis- + gruntle, to grumble (from Middle English gruntelen, frequentative of grunten, to grunt; see grunt).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
dis- +‎ gruntle (Wiktionary)



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  • The prefix "dis" for this word means "very".

    July 24, 2009