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Synonyms for grumble

Synonyms for grumble

to complain in low indistinct tones

to make a continuous deep reverberating sound

a low indistinct utterance of complaint

Synonyms for grumble

a loud low dull continuous noise

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a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone

show one's unhappiness or critical attitude

make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath

to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds

make a low noise

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The staffers are certainly a grumbly bunch, caught up in their own petty jealousies, but only at the finale is it clear whether someone's really offing the residents.
If your stomach gets grumbly in the afternoon, it's okay to grab a bite to eat, but resist the lure of the snack machine.
Because of that range it can be grumbly or profound, at one end, or almost in the alto register in a singing, lyrical way.
As we waited around a wood stove for permission to visit the new cellblock, a grumbly Tajik guard from the Panjshir Valley--the new face of the law in Afghanistan--eyed us from across the room.
Grumbly asked the National Academy of Sciences to evaluate the feasibility and desirability of using risk assessment as a means to build enough consensus among its stakeholders to make lasting decisions about DOE cleanup.
Grumbly looked through the glasses, a strange thing happened.
Robert Stavins, and Thomas Grumbly, The Greening of the Market: Making the Polluter Pay, in MANDATE FOR CHANGE (Will Marshall & Martin Schram, eds.
Undersecretary of Energy Thomas Grumbly says the department has to devote $48 billion of its $6 billion annual cleanup budget just to keeping things safe and stabilized--monitoring waste tanks for noxious gases, keeping rain and burrowing animals out of the tanks--leaving just $1.
In some instances, this glut has resulted in the subsequent landfilling of separated, recyclable materials" (Stavins and Grumbly 1993, 211).
Department of Energy, Assistant Secretary for Environmental Restoration and Waste Management [hereinafter Grumbly Statement].
Grumbly, DOE's assistant secretary for environmental management in Washington, D.
Grumbly, DOE assistant secretary for environmental management, primarily responsible for the decision, "listened to recommendations.
Denied the fuller access they desired, the media people were in a grumbly mood when Pierre Salinger, on the President's orders, asked them to heed voluntarily a twelve-point set of guidelines that put a variety of mostly military matters off-limits for the duration of the crisis.
For instance, old-school environmentalists hailing from the World Resources Institute and the Sierra Club are in charge of the environmental cluster--though Thomas Grumbly, a co-author of the Mandate section on the environment, is deputy director of the unit.
SGT STAR and ActiveAgent technology helps the Army reach a larger audience and empowers their users, while simultaneously reducing costs," said Cleat Grumbly, Next IT Vice President of Government Solutions.