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gruntle (v.)

1938, in gruntled "pleased, satisfied," a back-formation from disgruntled. The original verb (early 15c.) meant "to utter a little or low grunt," hence "to murmur, complain" (1560s), but was rare or dialectal by 18c.

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Definitions of gruntle

gruntle (v.)
cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of;
Synonyms: pacify / lenify / conciliate / assuage / appease / mollify / placate / gentle
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