grumblingly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

grumbling +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

grumblingly (comparative more grumblingly, superlative most grumblingly)

  1. While or as if grumbling
    • 1851, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers[1]:
      But they went off disappointed, and grumblingly.
    • 1902, Jack London, The Cruise of the Dazzler[2]:
      This threat being dramatically capped by the click of a cocking pistol, 'Frisco Kid obeyed and went grumblingly back to the cockpit. "
    • 1915, Ralph Henry Barbour, Left Tackle Thayer[3]:
      Amy grumblingly agreed to give the stream another chance to behave itself.