Despair and Grumble


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Despair verb – To lose all hope or confidence.
Grumble and despair are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Grumble" instead a verb "Despair".
Nearby Words: despairing, despairingly, despaired
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Grumble verb – To express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely.
Despair and grumble are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Despair" instead a verb "Grumble".
Nearby Words: grumpy, grumbling, grumbled, grumbler
Synonyms for Grumble

How words are described

high-pitched high-pitched despair high-pitched grumble

Common collocations

bit despair bit grumble bit
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