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The employees were disgruntled by their bad working conditions
  in a bad mood - typically unhappy and annoyed
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  • The employees were disgruntled by their bad working conditions
  • But I’m disgruntled because six women have been here to say good-bye to me, and every one of the six managed to say something that seemed to take the color right out of life and leave it as gray and dismal and cheerless as a November morning.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne of The Island
  • Owls hooted to one another in a disgruntled sort of way over the babble and the scraping of heavy trunks.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Sana pulls off her cloak, and her short, dark hair tufts out like a disgruntled bird’s.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

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  • By the time Tanner Bolt was done, everyone—the police department, two West Side Chicago gang members, a disgruntled club bouncer—was implicated except Cody Olsen, who walked out of the courtroom and bought cocktails all around.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Maybe a disgruntled classmate had ratted her out?
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Instead he blew out a disgruntled sigh.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Still, the son of Poseidon looked disgruntled.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • The others, disgruntled, turned their energy toward solving the riddle.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • With a disgruntled sigh, the captain grabbed a blanket from the nearby sofa and tossed it over her.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass

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  • Those accused ranged from an anarchist group called the Societe Internationale to a disgruntled fire extinguisher salesman who, it was alleged, was upset at sluggish sales and decided to demonstrate for Chicago why his product was vital.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • As though Attean sensed that Matt was disgruntled, he stopped, whipped out his knife, and neatly sliced off two shining gobs of dried sap from a nearby spruce.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver
  • No longer laughing, they moved spiritlessly toward their homes while a disgruntled Mr. Grimes leaned moodily against the raised rear end of the bus.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • But over everything lay the shadow: not only the illness, but her whole disgruntled and disappointed life.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • The next windows contain disgruntled mannequins, their pelvises thrust out, their shoulders flung this way and that, making them look like hunchbacked ax murderers.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • The only sound was the fountain gurgling forlornly and the occasional squawk of a disgruntled parrot.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Boris, in the dark, made a disgruntled noise at this and seemed about to say something when all of a sudden a scrawny wild-haired boy of maybe twenty-two, with an old fashioned mercury thermometer sticking out of his mouth, came lurching out of the kitchen, shielding his eyes with his hand against the upheld lamp.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Roth called my name — the usual disgruntled glower was all over his face.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Effie Trinket is disgruntled about the state her wig was in.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • It was a disgruntled father, ordering his kids inside.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • "Greenhouse three today, chaps!" said Professor Sprout, who was looking distinctly disgruntled, not at all her usual cheerful self.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • He greeted her with a disgruntled meow.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • A disgruntled employee, or some trash improperly disposed of, something like that.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • And coming up the hill was a very disgruntled-looking cat.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • She was staring at me with huge eyes and she definitely looked disgruntled.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • "Well, I am," says Camel, disgruntled.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • He pursed his lips, trying not to laugh at my disgruntled tone.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • I take it that’s where your disgruntled clients have ended up.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • One editor who’d open his trap at the wrong time could do us more harm than ten disgruntled millionaires.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • These tribesmen drove their way over sixteen-thousand-foot mountains, seeking help from the disgruntled Baluchistan chiefs, who were now bored sideways by Pakistan and Afghanistan, Great Britain, Iran, the U.S.A., Russia, and anyone else who tried to tell them what to do.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • I declined mine, explaining to a disgruntled Jamie that I couldn’t talk and chew at the same time; I suspected that he would save one for me, obstinate as ever.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Squinting toward the entrance, he saw two panting wizards carrying a vast golden cup into the box, which they handed to Cornelius Fudge, who was still looking very disgruntled that he’d been using sign language all day for nothing.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Corporal Whitcomb, an atheist, was a disgruntled subordinate who felt he could do the chaplain’s job much better than the chaplain was doing it and viewed himself, therefore, as an underprivileged victim of social inequity.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • ’Well, there are two fifth-year prefects from each house,’ said Hermione, looking thoroughly disgruntled as she took her seat.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Harry got dressed and was just persuading a disgruntled Hedwig to get back into her cage when Ron banged his way into the room, pulling a sweatshirt over his head and looking irritable.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • While they discussed things to do in Port Angeles or maybe Hoquiam, I began to feel disgruntled.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • Besides, the dashing blockade runners were bringing in these very things under the Yankees’ disgruntled noses, and that made the possession of them many times more thrilling.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Pa leans above the bed in the twilight, his humped silhouette partaking of that owl-like quality of awry-feathered, disgruntled outrage within which lurks a wisdom too profound or too inert for even thought.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • He ambles near with disgruntled hindquarters.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The boys had felt disgruntled at first, at being put in a woman’s band.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • He was an oldish man now, and fussy, and somewhat disgruntled at having been wakened at this hour.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • The doctor looked at me with a disgruntled expression.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • I can’t have the school board find out about this — I can’t let some disgruntled students ruin it for everyone.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • There were wet hats and wet shoulders, a cold, shrunken, disgruntled mass, pouring in between bleak walls.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • He was relieved, however, as well; it left him with only one disgruntled person to deal with.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • Ron looked slightly disgruntled.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • After five years of a sad and disgruntled marriage BoyBoy took off.
    Toni Morrison  --  Sula
  • Cunyuan was sounding bitter, disgruntled.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • The magus was disgruntled that we hadn’t made better time.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  The Thief
  • She mounted a telephone campaign, driving home the point to military officials that they did not want to deal with the adverse publicity that the disgruntled widow of an Iwo Jima flagraiser could generate.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
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