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What is another word for grumbling?

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Adjective
Characterized by dissatisfaction or disgruntlement
“The grumbling customers left the restaurant, unsatisfied with their meals.”
Adjective
Feeling irritable, bad-tempered, or grumpy
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Inclined to find fault too readily
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Not feeling or showing gratitude
Noun
An act of stating or expressing one's grievances or dissatisfaction
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Fussy or pedantic faultfinding or criticism
Verb
Present participle for to complain about something in irritation or anger
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“Some customers would grumble about having to pay a premium for our services.”
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Present participle for to mutter or speak in a low or barely audible voice
“He muttered an apology but sat fuming with anger for the remainder of the meeting, continuing to grumble under his breath after nearly every speaker.”
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Present participle for to say something angrily or irritably
“In contrast, those who grumble angrily that I have wasted their time really have failed a test, the test of graciously accepting wise correction.”
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Present participle for to make a low rumbling sound
“The driver clambers back onto the bus and I hear the engine grumble back into life behind me.”
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Present participle for to think deeply about something that makes one unhappy, angry, or worried
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Present participle for to speak in a low or barely audible voice
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