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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
gripe (verb)
transitive verb
1.
archaic - seize grasp
2.
a) - afflict distress
b) - irritate vex
3.
intransitive verb
to cause pinching and spasmodic pain in the bowels of
1.
to experience - gripes
2.
to complain with grumbling
gripe (noun)
1.
archaic - clutch grasp , broadly - control mastery
2.
a pinching spasmodic intestinal pain - usually used in plural
3.
- grievance complaint
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
gripe (noun)
an expression of dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment
SYNONIMS:
beef, bitch, bleat, carp, fuss, grievance, gripe, grouch, grouse, grumble, holler, kvetch, lament, miserere, moan, murmur, plaint, squawk, wail, whimper, whine, whinge, yammer
RELATED WORDS:
challenge, demur, expostulation, kick, niggle [], objection, protest, quibble, remonstrance, stink
NEAR ANTONYMS:
commendation, compliment, plaudit; acclaim, applause, praise; approval, endorsement ( indorsement), sanction
gripe (verb)
1.
to disturb the peace of mind of (someone) especially by repeated disagreeable acts
SYNONIMS:
aggravate, annoy, bother, bug, burn (up), chafe, eat, exasperate, frost, gall, get, grate, gripe, hack (off), irk, itch, nark, nettle, peeve, persecute, pique, put out, rasp, rile, ruffle, spite, vex
RELATED WORDS:
hassle, heckle; nag; inflame ( enflame), provoke, rouse; badger, bait, bullyrag ( ballyrag), devil, hagride, harass, harry, pester, plague, tease; anger, antagonize, enrage, incense, infuriate, madden, rankle, roil; agitate, discomfort, discompose, disquiet, distress, exercise, freak (out), fret, perturb, undo, unhinge, unsettle, upset, worry; affront, insult, miff, offend, outrage
NEAR ANTONYMS:
appease, conciliate, mollify, oblige, pacify, placate, propitiate; delight, gladden, gratify, please, satisfy; assure, cheer, comfort, console, content, quiet, reassure, solace, soothe
gripe (verb)
2.
to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely
SYNONIMS:
beef, bellyache, bitch, bleat, carp, caterwaul, crab, croak, fuss, gripe, grizzle, grouch, grouse, growl, grumble, grump, holler, inveigh, keen, kick, kvetch, maunder, moan, murmur, mutter, nag, repine, scream, squawk, squeal, wail, whimper, whine, whinge, yammer, yawp ( yaup), yowl
RELATED WORDS:
object (to), protest, quarrel (with); cavil, quibble; fret, stew, worry; blubber, cry, sob; bemoan, bewail, deplore, lament
NEAR ANTONYMS:
accept, bear, countenance, endure, take, tolerate; applaud, cheer, commend
crow, delight, rejoice
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