Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • With grumbling or discontent; in a grumbling voice or manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a grumbling manner.

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  • adverb While or as if grumbling

Etymologies

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grumbling +‎ -ly

Examples

  • It was evident that he did not understand, but he withdrew his head, and grumblingly started his horse.

    THE DESCENT

  • I grumblingly had to acknowledge that okay, yes, lemons can turn into juicy lemonade, and that once I changed my attitude, the frustration and anger evaporated.

    Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D.: The Secret Behind THE SECRET: Who Gets to Tell Your Story?

  • Parents grumblingly shell out their 15 pounds or so.

    World War II Evacuee Halloween Costume: Offensive Or Educational? (PHOTOS, POLL)

  • "They still willingly countenance an antibourgeois life," said Falameezar grumblingly, but with less certainty.

    A Corridor in the Asylum

  • He can grumblingly set up the coffee machine, delaying his bedtime but ensuring a smoother return to consciousness the next morning.

    Song of My Selves

  • He can grumblingly set up the coffee machine, delaying his bedtime but ensuring a smoother return to consciousness the next morning.

    Song of My Selves

  • It is likely that the DNC Rules Committee will find (after great rancor) a solution to MI-FL no one likes, but most grumblingly accept.

    DNC meeting hottest ticket in town

  • He can grumblingly set up the coffee machine, delaying his bedtime but ensuring a smoother return to consciousness the next morning.

    Song of My Selves

  • He can grumblingly set up the coffee machine, delaying his bedtime but ensuring a smoother return to consciousness the next morning.

    Song of My Selves

  • While Tony Blair "accepted, however grumblingly, that there was a certain reality about the way the world works," says Petersen, the SPD, like France's Socialists or Italy's leftist parties, "never made its peace with capitalism and the market economy, nor the competition and inequalities that go with it."

    The New Low Lights On The Left

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