Definition of Grumbling

1. Noun. A loud low dull continuous noise. "They heard the rumbling of thunder"

Exact synonyms: Grumble, Rumble, Rumbling
Generic synonyms: Noise
Derivative terms: Grumble, Grumble, Grumble, Grumble, Rumble, Rumble, Rumble, Rumble



2. Adjective. Continuous full and low-pitched throbbing sound. "The rumbling rolling sound of thunder"
Exact synonyms: Rumbling
Similar to: Full

3. Noun. A complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone.
Exact synonyms: Grumble, Murmur, Murmuring, Mutter, Muttering
Generic synonyms: Complaint
Derivative terms: Grumble, Grumble, Grumble, Murmur, Murmur, Mutter, Mutter

Definition of Grumbling

1. Verb. (present participle of grumble) ¹

2. Noun. complaining ¹

3. Noun. rumbling ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Grumbling

1. grumble [v] - See also: grumble

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grumbling

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gruiform
gruing
gruit
gruits
grullo
grum
grumantite
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grumbling (current term)
grumblingly
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grumiplucite
grumly
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grummet
grummeted
grummeting
grummets

Literary usage of Grumbling

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1. Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England, from by John Campbell Campbell (1847)
"These injunctions issued, however cautiously, from the Court of Chancery, having on the other side of the Hall caused much grumbling, •which reached the ..."

2. The Universal Anthology: A Collection of the Best Literature, Ancient by Richard Garnett, Leon i.e. Alexandre Le'on Valle'e, Léon Vallée, Alois Leonhard Brandl (1890)
"The popular resentment over the corruptions incident to the War of the Spanish Succession led him, in, to publish the skit" The grumbling Hive," a ..."

3. The Life of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini, John Addington Symonds (1889)
"The Pope, swelling with rage and grumbling, remained revolving what his son had told him. CXIV. Two days afterwards the Cardinal Cornaro went to beg a ..."

4. The Life and Theatrical Times of Charles Kean, F.S.A. by Fanny Kemble, Kate Field, John William Cole (1882)
"I have been grumbling not a little at my weekly earnings. Thackeray, for that wonderful book, "Vanity Fair," gets £00 a month; the curate who preached to us ..."

5. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, George Walter Prothero (1902)
"'This d 1 of a frost hinders me, and so Mr B. and I sit scolding and grumbling and growling, he because he can't course, and I because I can't hunt, ..."

6. The Life of Thomas Jefferson by Henry Stephens Randall (1871)
"... carried out—Randolph's Tribute on this subject—Sightless Cyclops in the ascendant, and Wise Ulysses grumbling among elderly Ladies and writing History. ..."

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