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gruntled

verb; clipping
To be pleased, happy. *opposite of disgruntled) By removing the dis- prefix, which means ‘not’ or ‘to remove,’ the word gruntle has opposite meaning from the word disgruntle. Disgruntle is a compound word of dis- + -gruntle. Gruntle stems from Middle English where it meant to grumble. In this word the harsh sounding consonant sounds bring on its connotation: emotions of grizzly, trollish people.
 
My dad insists on saying he is gruntled when he things go his way in the kitchen.
Etymology : gruntled. Clipping of M.E. 'disgruntled.'
Source : A friend
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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