ADJ-GRADED: oft ADJ by/at/over n
If you are disgruntled, you are cross and dissatisfied because things have not happened the way that you wanted them to happen.

Disgruntled employees recently called for his resignation...

Party members are disgruntled at the way the campaign is being handled.


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  • disgruntled — pp. adj. from DISGRUNTLE (Cf. disgruntle) …   Etymology dictionary

  • disgruntled — [adj] unhappy; critical annoyed, bad tempered, bellyaching*, crabbing*, crabby, cranky, disappointed, discontent, discontented, displeased, dissatisfied, griping, grouchy, grousing, grumpy, irritable, irritated, kicking, kvetching*, malcontent,… …   New thesaurus

  • disgruntled — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ angry or dissatisfied. DERIVATIVES disgruntlement noun. ORIGIN from dialect gruntle «utter little grunts, grumble» …   English terms dictionary

  • disgruntled — adj. disgruntled at, over, with * * * [dɪs grʌntld] over with disgruntled at …   Combinatory dictionary

  • disgruntled — /dis grun tld/, adj. displeased and discontented; sulky; peevish: Her disgruntled husband refused to join us. [DISGRUNTLE + ED2] Syn. grouchy, testy, sullen, grumpy, dissatisfied. * * * …   Universalium

  • disgruntled — adj. Disgruntled is used with these nouns: ↑employee …   Collocations dictionary

  • disgruntled — dis|grun|tled [dısˈgrʌntld] adj [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: gruntle to complain (15 19 centuries), from grunt] annoyed or disappointed, especially because things have not happened in the way that you wanted ▪ a disgruntled client …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • disgruntled — adjective annoyed, unhappy, and disappointed, especially because things have not happened in the way that you wanted: a disgruntled client …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • disgruntled — adjective poor service was the primary complaint of these disgruntled customers Syn: dissatisfied, discontented, aggrieved, resentful, fed up, displeased, unhappy, disappointed, disaffected; angry, irate, annoyed, cross, exasperated, indignant,… …   Thesaurus of popular words

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