Thursday, May 28, 2009

Don't Mess with Disgruntled Folks


Yesterday's funny word of the day: disgruntled


Definition from Merriam-Webster:

disgruntled
Main Entry:
dis·grun·tle
Pronunciation:
\dis-ˈgrən-təl\
Function:
transitive verb
Inflected Form(s):
dis·grun·tled; dis·grun·tling \-ˈgrənt-liŋ, -ˈgrən-təl-iŋ\
Etymology:
dis- + gruntle to grumble, from Middle English gruntlen, frequentative of grunten to grunt
Date:
1682
: to make ill-humored or discontented —usually used as a participial adjective
— dis·grun·tle·ment \-təl-mənt\ noun
I like how this word was created by combining dis- + grunt to grumble (also both funny words).

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