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Synonyms for grumbling

a loud low dull continuous noise

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a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone

continuous full and low-pitched throbbing sound


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A young man 100 years ago would most likely be grumbling about tumbling out of his trench to go over the top.
We want somewhere to chill when we get a bit hot under the collar over whatever it is that gets us grumbling.
Groaning that lacks this faith soon turns into grumbling, for we feel alone and defeated in the world.
TELEVISION Jeremy gets on his bike MOTORMOUTH Jeremy Clarkson is forced on to two wheels for his latest Top Gear challenge - after years of grumbling about cyclists.
All this constant grumbling and moaning is, in effect very boring.
Prickly Pat, 50, who has been seen grumbling on virtually every episode of the ITV1 show, was thrown out after losing a bushtucker challenge against athlete Fatima Whitbread.
3 Chronic grumbling fever plus night sweats in a man.
But there's got to be a certain amount of grumbling about anything, doesn't there?
here was a bit of grumbling, but that shows how good a player he is and how tough he is to get the ovation that he did at the end of the game, which was rightly deserved "James is a tough lad, who gets on with it and tries to be the best player he can be, tries to improve himself whether it's football-wise or physical-wise.
The portly politician was last seem grumbling about the bar shutting at 10pm, before making his wobbly way towards the Ship and Mitre.
The grumbling about Paul Hodes remains among certain elements in the state Democratic Party--particularly those on the more progressive end.
Of course, there's grumbling, because we just went through the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression," Obama said.
One of the things shoppers are grumbling about is marketing, or things they blame on marketing.
Stress can often be relieved by grumbling, and I have sometimes cautiously encouraged this time-honoured method of getting grievances out of one's system, when constructive criticism has failed.
Laura and Leo Espinosa's OTIS AND RAE AND THE GRUMBLING SPLUNK (061898206X, $12.