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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
- ‘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.’
- ‘It has been a few years since I had them around so I'm deeply gruntled to have them back.’
- ‘And as much as I wanted her to be a disgruntled employee, eager to dish the dirt, she was surprisingly gruntled.’
- ‘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.’
1930s: back-formation from disgruntled.
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