One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Pleased, satisfied, and contented.
happy, glad, delighted, gratified, grateful, thankful, content, contented, satisfied, well pleased, thrilled, elated, as pleased as punch, overjoyed, cock-a-hoop, like a dog with two tails, like a child with a new toyView synonyms
- ‘He spoke with a certain what-is-it in his voice, and I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.’
- ‘Some of those currently disgruntled may never get gruntled.’
- ‘And as much as I wanted her to be a disgruntled employee, eager to dish the dirt, she was surprisingly gruntled.’
- ‘It has been a few years since I had them around so I'm deeply gruntled to have them back.’
- ‘Sources in the banking industry have leaked the following letter to us, reportedly sent to a bank in the United States by a client who was, in the words of the poet, if not disgruntled, then certainly far from gruntled.’
1930s: back-formation from disgruntled.
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