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Definition in a bad mood - typically unhappy and annoyed
  • The shooter was a disgruntled employee.
disgruntled = unhappy and angry
  • Since the change, many disgruntled employees complain of worsening working conditions
  • disgruntled = unhappy and annoyed
  • The airline expressed regret and offered disgruntled passengers a 50% discount on their next flight.
  • disgruntled = unhappy and annoyed
  • 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
  • disgruntled = annoyed
  • "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
  • disgruntled = in a bad mood - typically unhappy and annoyed
  • Defense Against the Dark Arts classes were canceled ("but we've had plenty of practice at that anyway," Ron told a disgruntled Hermione)
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • disgruntled = upset or unhappy
  • "Just have to find out for ourselves, then," said Ron, and they left Hagrid looking disgruntled and hurried off to the library.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • disgruntled = unhappy
  • There were wet hats and wet shoulders, a cold, shrunken, disgruntled mass, pouring in between bleak walls.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Still, the son of Poseidon looked disgruntled.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • This includes persons pursuing a political agenda, religious extremists, or other disgruntled individuals.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • I stop in front of the doors and make a disgruntled sound in my throat.
    Veronica Roth  --  Allegiant
  • You have the air of a disgruntled magnate.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • The others, disgruntled, turned their energy toward solving the riddle.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • But you could work them out.... and thereby avoid the chronic sickness of representative government, the disgruntled minority which feels—correctly!
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • He was an oldish man now, and fussy, and somewhat disgruntled at having been wakened at this hour.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • Disgruntled, he flung himself back at the railing beside a stoop.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • 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
  • One day, not long afterward, he was assaulted with a garden fork by disgruntled BC members.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Across the street, the man at the bus stop looked impatiently left and right, as though disgruntled about the unreliability of public transportation.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • "Well, I am," says Camel, disgruntled.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants

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