[Loch-Ruadh] Gruntled (was: Terrorrist's Group)

PBW PBW_RN at charter.net
Sun Apr 26 06:04:06 PDT 2009


  1.. (jocular) satisfied.

  1938: He spoke with a certain what-is-it in his voice, and I could see 
that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled. — 
w:P. G. Wodehouse, P. G. Wodehouse, w:The Code of the Woosters, The Code of 
the Woosters
Etymology: (back-form, disgruntled)

Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

     v : cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of;
         "She managed to mollify her angry boss" [syn: pacify, lenify,
          conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate,
          gentle]Gruntle \Grun"tle\, v. i. [Freq. of grunt.]
   To grunt; to grunt repeatedly. [Obs.]


It really is a word!


> How can you be disgruntled unless you were gruntled in the first place? 
> And what is a gruntle anyway? Some weird exotic pet?
> Uddgar!
> Padraig Ruad O'Maolagain wrote:
>> Why are people always described as "disgruntled"?
>> Have you ever seen anyone described as being "gruntled"?  Would you even 
>> want to be described as "gruntled"?  Inquiring minds want to know!  (And 
>> so do I.)
>> Padraig

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