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Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Unknown, 1930s


(Humorous) Pleased, satisfied, and contented.

Examples of Gruntled in a sentence

"Despite Tom Sawyer continually annoying those around him, he always managed to keep his guardians gruntled."

"Mr. Robinson was appropriately gruntled after several cookies."

About Gruntled

It is thought that “gruntled” developed from a 1930s back-formation (when a word is formed from an existing word) of the word “disgruntled” (to be angry or dissatisfied).

Did you Know?

While it can sometimes be hard to be satisfied with a decision as an indecisive person, psychologists have some suggestions for feeling gruntled. Justifying your decision and focusing on not changing your mind about a particular choice you’ve just made help you practice sticking by your decisions — and may just help you feel content about the choices you’ve made.

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