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- (obsolete) Grunted.
- 1909, Mary Austin, Lost Borders, page 172:
- Along about the time Orion's sword sloped down the west, Chabot heard their gruntled noises and the scurry of the flock.
- (humorous) Satisfied, pleased, contented. [from 1930s]
- Antonym: disgruntled
- 1994 July 25, Jack Winter, “How I met my wife”, in The New Yorker:
- It had been a rough day, so when I walked into the party I was very chalant, despite my efforts to appear gruntled and consolate.
- 1996 March 13, Ira Berkow, "Sports of The Times: A Case For Fill-In Coaches," New York Times (retrieved 5 July 2012):
- After all, a number of players were disgruntled, and a few more were gruntled.
- 2009 March 18, Ian O'Doherty, "Tyra—the cause of all evil," Irish Independent (retrieved 5 July 2012):
- [S]he was rumoured to be rather less than gruntled when The Soup's Joel McHale said: "Here's Ryan Seacrest and Tyra Banks playing Lady and the Tramp ... You figure out which is which."
- gruntled at OneLook Dictionary Search
- “Disgruntled and gruntled” in Michael Quinion, World Wide Words, 1996–.