disgruntlement

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Etymology[edit]

disgruntled +‎ -ment

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  • IPA(key): /dɪsˈɡɹʌntəlmɪnt/

Noun[edit]

disgruntlement (uncountable)

  1. The state of being disgruntled, usually displayed in a stereotypical form such as frowning and annoyance; the acts of sulky dissatisfaction.
    • 2008, Katherine L. Herbig, Changes in Espionage by Americans: 1947-2007, page 35:
      The third most common motive for Americans to commit espionage is disgruntlement, usually caused by the person's relationships or treatment in the workplace, and the associated desire to take revenge.
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