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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of disgruntle.
  • adj. Unhappy; dissatisfied
  • adj. frustrated.

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  • adj. in a state of sulky dissatisfaction


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  • But until then Briggs privately has vowed to play as hard as ever, but without an extension, he will define the term disgruntled employee.

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  • The company has said it filed a defamation complaint in Macau against Mr. Jacobs, who it calls a "disgruntled former executive" in Nevada court filings.

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  • After the robbery and rape at the Table on Aug. 3, the restaurant manager told St. Petersburg police that he suspected Martinez, whom he described as a disgruntled former employee.

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  • Obviously, the lineup will take on a new look when a certain disgruntled left fielder is liberated from Los Angeles. - How the National League clubs line up

  • Don't be surprised if the Orioles opt to craft a deal that would bring in disgruntled Phillies third baseman Scott Rolen, a two-time Gold - Minor league farm report

  • He calls disgruntled season ticket-holders; maybe he even visits them at home.

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  • They haven't said much publicly about the alleged gunman, whom they termed a disgruntled former employee. - News

  • You suspect that quelling a mutiny of the disgruntled is the last thing on Martin Johnson's mind.

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  • As for previous homicides in the area, in 1989, about six blocks north of the yoga store, a gunman described as a disgruntled employee of Chevy Chase Federal Savings Bank opened fire with a .38-caliber revolver in a seventh-floor bank office, killing three co-workers and shooting a fourth in the face before killing himself, officials said at the time.

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  • My favorite employment number to follow is the "U-6", which is defined as everyone who is unemployed, plus part-time workers plus those who are "marginally attached" (aka disgruntled workers).

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