Definitions

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  • adjective humorous Satisfied, pleased, contented.

Etymologies

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Back-formation from disgruntled.

Examples

  • And "gruntled," a word you never ever ever hear, is listed in the dictionary as "pleased, satisfied, and contented."

    Jim David: Disgruntled Former Employees Unite!

  • They're playing with words, but it still sounds negative: "gruntled" still has the sound of dissatisfaction about it, so I don't think that ad campaign is going to work.

    Japanese government internet TV

  • One was the extended scenes of word play when Frankie decided to use words such as "gruntled" after reading PG Wodehouse and how it irritated her copy editor boyfriend and confused her friends.

    Review: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

  • One was the extended scenes of word play when Frankie decided to use words such as "gruntled" after reading PG Wodehouse and how it irritated her copy editor boyfriend and confused her friends.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • Zero "gruntled" employees (just kidding -- I added that one).

    Legal Blog Watch

  • TMQ mocks the mocks and thinks he's being original by saying that Jay Cutler is "gruntled", but

    thejetsblog.com

  • For example, “The Code of the Woosters” by P.G. Wodehouse included the phrase “far from gruntled”.

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  • We may never find the guy (though I gave the police a list of ex-employees, some disgruntled, others merely gruntled), but his ugly gym shorts and white cap are now preserved on YouTube.

    Breakin' the law, breakin' the law

  • As Fleegle wrote me last week (I'm also going through a fallow period) .... "hope you get gruntled soon".

    Jean's Knitting

  • We may never find the guy (though I gave the police a list of ex-employees, some disgruntled, others merely gruntled), but his ugly gym shorts and white cap are now preserved on YouTube.

    Archive 2009-04-01

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  • as in disgruntled

    January 10, 2009