Synonym of growling

Alternative for growling

growls, growled, growling

Synonym: complain, grumble, snarl,

Verb

Present participle for to complain or express discontent in a wearisome manner
moaning complaining grumbling whining griping grousing carping whingeing beefing bleating grouching bellyaching wailing screaming muttering grizzling keening fussing nagging hollering murmuring kvetching inveighing caterwauling squealing whimpering grumping yowling repining squawking crabbing maundering croaking yawping yammering kicking yauping groaning mithering chuntering objecting kicking up a fuss protesting lamenting crying sounding off creating bemoaning sniveling snivelling finding fault criticizing grieving bewailing criticising sobbing bawling cavilling caviling howling chirping yelping going on deploring nattering cribbing making a fuss weeping finding fault with kicking up a stink screeching mourning blubbering yelling shrieking ululating puling scolding knocking condemning remonstrating squalling whispering roaring denouncing reproaching expostulating mumbling taking exception objecting to speaking out against plaining over running down mewling greeting baying wauling decrying censuring upbraiding disparaging sighing berating opposing nitpicking demurring raising objections expressing disapproval niggling yapping trashing taking a stand making a stand putting the boot in railing at picking on lodging a complaint making a complaint nit-picking putting up a fight picking holes in carrying on picking at inveighing against gurning quibbling excepting anathematizing execrating cursing sniffling pleading blubbing sulking miaowing sorrowing bickering quarrelling quarreling hypercriticizing jowling taking on blowing off crying softly panning objurgating pecking splitting hairs bothering rumbling crying out grunting picking holes making screeching kicking up a storm raising a ruckus crying the blues crying loudly sorrowing for sorrowing about sighing over grieving over barking bellowing hooting yipping clamoring questing shouting outcrying raising Cain rubbishing slandering sniping maligning gabbling sputtering muddling swallowing slurring snarling droning burbling wittering badmouthing clamouring talking under your breath charging moaning and groaning casting aspersions on bad-mouthing doing a hatchet job on slagging off pulling to pieces taking apart speaking ill of dissenting fretting contravening indicting defying accusing laying differing deprecating twining disagreeing ascribing imputing gainsaying disapproving refuting attacking harassing harrying badgering declaiming impugning lashing admonishing castigating railing reviling lambasting ranting vituperating taking exception to looking askance going on about hounding fulminating recriminating roasting blasting vilifying henpecking chivvying hassling storming abusing denigrating raging blaming scorching pestering persecuting worrying bullying needling pecking at dogging plaguing vexing keeping on at riding tongue-lashing grouching about laying into ripping into laying out going on at carping at keeping after jumping down one's throat sounding off about working over beefing about kicking up a fuss about kicking up a stink about cracking down on letting have it bellyaching about complaining vehemently about going after having at urging baiting eating grumbling at teasing heckling disturbing moaning at harping on at importuning prodding provoking hectoring nudging goading distressing egging moaning on at keeping complaining to working on taking it out on breathing down someone's neck bending someone's ear giving a hard time regretting complaining about boohooing hurting grieving for shedding tears weeping over wailing for singing the blues ruing rueing bleeding repenting crying over expressing regret about arguing snuffling agonizing girning suffering anguishing quibbling about expressing disagreement kvetching about taking issue challenging weeping for disputing moaning about aching pining wailing about agonising crying a river taking it hard keening over making an objection breaking down expressing sorrow expressing sorrow about shedding tears over eating one's heart out making a stink sorrowing over beating one's breast wailing over niggling about pettifogging dwelling on repeating keeping on ragging calling out kicking up a rumpus crying fretfully hating being sorry cutting up harping upon dwelling upon dripping sniffing crying convulsively turning on waterworks crying eyes out crying over spilled milk crying over spilt milk moaning over longing for wringing hands letting go languishing bursting into tears yearning wearing black missing letting it out turning on the waterworks harping on revolting resisting making a protest back-talking expressing opposition voicing disapproval kicking against saying no to fighting rebelling combatting saying no speaking out combating taking up the cudgels despairing raining singing shedding tears for pining for eating your heart out eating heart out feeling sad protesting against expressing objections crying for kicking self minding expressing objections to lodging a protest arguing against expressing disagreement with lodging a protest against expressing disapproval of raising objections to remonstrating against spurning having a problem quarreling with disapproving of taking issue with grousing about having a problem with grumbling about cavilling at drawing the line taking a stand against disavowing discommending drawing the line at crossing making a fuss about baulking discountenancing balking disesteeming ranting about griping about frowning on begging to differ railing against raising objection mixing it up with going-one-on-one tangling with expressing sorrow for expressing woe for

Adjective

Afflicted by a dry, quite harsh voice
hoarse grating gruff husky rasping croaky gravelly rough throaty harsh raucous guttural croaking coarse cracked gravel growly raspy rusty scratchy blatant breathy croupy discordant dry indistinct jarring piercing ragged scratching squawking stertorous strident stridulant stridulous thick uneven whispering deep low dissonant rough-sounding loud creaky gular jugular harsh-sounding inarticulate glottal sepulchral cacophonous jangling unmelodious unharmonious brassy screeching penetrating squawky ear-piercing metallic ear-splitting grinding clamorous shrill tumultuous sharp riotous squeaky tinny clashing creaking tuneless jangly caterwauling earsplitting unmusical noisy astringent blaring off-key out-of-tune out-of-key inharmonious unmelodic boisterous unvocal rugged unpleasant turbulent horrisonant absonant high screechy deafening stridulent irritating high-pitched annoying vexatious wild atonal inappropriate unsuitable disagreeable furious disharmonious blustering buffeting inharmonic stridulatory out of place maddening ringing clangorous clanging incongruous booming thunderous tempestuous offensive hard forceful violent vociferant vociferous obstreperous displeasing irksome braying incompatible fierce raging choppy agitated grotesque unaesthetic shrieking flat plinky jingling jingly piping stormy blustery squally jagged roily sour acute intrusive disharmonic strong thin craggy roiled inclement dirty heavy ugly stentorian shrieky head-splitting brittle monotone monotonous droning stentorious persuasive vocal baying rabid ferocious rowdy cacophonic immusical ill-sounding clinking bell-like resounding resonant rocky explosive convulsive infuriating snarling abrasive lively lacking harmony at variance at odds uncongenial out of keeping treble shattering air-rending squeaking whistling tickly acrid glaring unrelenting rigid severe uncomfortable bitter disturbing disagreeing bleak asperous grim unlevel exasperating rankling galling reedy paroxysmal volcanic forcible tough harsh sounding niggling tiresome aggravating troublesome out of tune knockabout argute vociferating yowling yawping yauping clamant insensitive vexing ill suited rough-and-tumble not smooth conflicting contrasting scraping steep cragged unbearable upsetting uncharacteristic restless swirling screaming crying scurrilous loudmouthed vulgar obtrusive disturbed storming roaring stormful carrying penetrant crisp clearly audible pointed entering puncturing clear-cut infiltrating permeating all-pervading forcing ingoing edged going through passing through

Adjective

Having or showing an irritable disposition
peevish angry cranky cross grumpy irascible irritable sulky testy critical fiery fractious fretful grouchy petulant ratty surly touchy cantankerous choleric crabby huffy impatient moody prickly querulous snappy sullen whingy bilious bitter chippy crabbed disagreeable dyspeptic narky obstinate ornery pertinacious perverse pettish shrewish snappish sour splenetic acrimonious captious churlish crotchety crusty curmudgeonly eggy miserable peckish peppery snarky soreheaded tetchy whining edgy liverish mean miffy morose scratchy snaky snippety snippy stuffy waspish carping cavilling caviling childish complaining cussed fretting grousing mardy on edge out of humor raspy sorehead spiteful waspy whingeing bad-tempered ill-tempered ugly ill-humored ill-humoured ill-natured quick-tempered short-tempered fault-finding out of sorts out-of-sorts out of temper in a bad mood like a bear with a sore head uptight tense temperamental glum curt sensitive huffish disgruntled shirty unsociable argumentative feisty gruff volatile bristly ireful pouty oversensitive brusque harsh misanthropic quarrelsome difficult cynical discontented contentious hotheaded truculent hypercritical resentful whiny stroppy uncooperative crybaby exasperated displeased snarling contrary ungracious grumbling gloomy tough fussy brooding bearish iracundulous annoyed iracund waxy disputatious pouting dissatisfied acrid trying dour tart sharp griping hasty malignant acid vindictive awkward nasty mumpish saturnine sore passionate malicious filthy venomous obstreperous blunt vinegary chuffy short out of humour thin-skinned hot-tempered hot-blooded having got out of bed the wrong side foul-tempered cross-grained having got out of bed on the wrong side as cross as two sticks nasty-tempered in a mood hot under the collar on a short fuse short-fused easily offended bloody-minded excitable piqued vexed unfriendly irritated peeved irked nervous scrappy hostile anxious jumpy put out unpleasant upset combative agitated confrontational riled aggressive tooshie uneasy belligerent twitchy narked bellicose hot-headed pugnacious restless restive highly strung glowering furious wrathful miffed aggravated nervy worried froward antagonistic fidgety fed up neurotic rude scowling militant irate hacked off teed off mopey emotional aggrieved indignant ticked off jittery in a huff incensed nettled infuriated not best pleased high-strung hypersensitive unquiet embittered ticklish wired frowning ill at ease easily upset vex abrupt unhelpful overwrought snuffy rancorous offended refractory arsey overstrung cheesed off peed off apprehensive defiant fierce browned off uncivil galled ruffled bothered moping warlike threatening mad vicious disturbed impolite agonistic disobliging discordant insecure provoked assaultive skittish enraged worked up troubled antsy crook vitriolic unresponsive uncommunicative stressed harassed malevolent in a temper recalcitrant grumbly brassed off moaning wound up violent keyed up foaming at the mouth bent out of shape catty unhappy unsettled discourteous litigious unkind thrawn hysterical obstructive boorish faultfinding flustered humourless humorless perturbed bolshie unmannerly angered joyless disapproving mean-spirited unsmiling gladiatorial dithery queazy balky impulsive queasy wild disputative het up sourpussed unstable hoha unpredictable salty melodramatic brawly sarcastic sulking explosive wrath crying mercurial in high dudgeon acerbic stressy inhospitable headstrong negative uncomfortable hung up abusive murmuring sharp-tongued toey distressed deploring lamenting malcontent pigheaded bad uncongenial bellyaching snarly contumacious fearful factious contrarious affronted mopish censorious inconsiderate uncharitable unruly hurt warring ropeable nagging tempestuous taciturn quibbling wrangling malign adrenalized battling fighting overemotional stubborn impassioned unreasonable bickering inflammable maddened ill-mannered excited grim atrabilious afraid dismal impetuous scunnered steamed up criticizing brittle shaky oafish strung out indomitable hinky goosey atwitter aflutter brawling strung up hard-nosed intractable unaccommodating troublesome overcritical wilful willful in a lather tiresome stiff criticising on the warpath fuming demanding ready for a fight hard to please cheerless shaken raving obdurate unmanageable a bundle of nerves like a cat on a hot tin roof in bad mood hard to handle prima donna-ish finicky destructive loudmouthed inimical adversarial whingey offensive stung mighty antipathetic responsive distraught objecting choked brief scornful foul bad-humored disrespectful protesting quick uncontrollable plaintive vinegarish tempersome envenomed unsympathetic grudging vehement wrought up wicked jaundiced forceful indocile uncompliant ignoble contemptible goaded like a bear stewed insulted zowerswopped terse rotten spunky acute apt to fly off the handle ungenerous repining weeping dissenting mourning accusing bewailing regretting charging perturbable dicey hazardous unsafe cruel wreck rattled sombre somber disaffected hurtful hateful perversely irritable unlikable grizzly naysaying chafed lugubrious agitable broody dejected wailing bemoaning whimpering Eeyorish viperous eristic unindulgent wired up timorous blue wounded mopy kittle snide scolding spooked timid pessimistic sober aloof dark bundle of nerves got up on wrong side of bed backbiting cattish disappointed discontent with a long face defensive frustrated harried panicky weak withdrawn depressed livid apoplectic sharp-tempered intense stormy reactive prim stilted febrile hassled paranoid crabbing uncontent kicking ungratified malcontented kvetching vixenish steamed loutish having short fuse hot under collar concerned taut scared dramatic snitty evil-minded conservative wroth hesitant angerful ranting psyched up frenzied cold convulsed ferocious aerated rebellious rough in a funk in the sulks in a strop down in the mouth having a fit of the sulks frantic steamed-up hottempered inflamed huffy irascible strained frightened discomposed easily agitated easily frightened out of joint bad tempered vulgar uncouth on tenterhooks pushy biffo aggers alarmed over-emotional hopping mad have a bone to pick having a chip on one's shoulder self-assertive ready to fight itching to fight all shook up self-conscious fraught unrestful embarrassed discomfited umbrageous hyper-sensitive up in arms on pins and needles in a paddy ungallant ungentlemanly ill-bred easily hurt easily affected dismayed tormented anguished perplexed wrung disquieted suspicious in turmoil palpitant all nerves like a fish out of water on the qui vive in a bate fit to be tied annoying exasperating wriggly squirmy uncompromising like a cat on hot bricks classless unchivalrous cloddish clownish controversial polemical polemic dissentious wiggly overbearing unrelenting unamenable ructious arguesome ignorant hardheaded strong-minded hard-line bull-headed steadfast choosy resolute immovable picky opinionated delicate dogmatic intransigent oppressive unflinching wrong-headed particular fastidious over-particular dictatorial importunate pitiless strict single-minded set in one's ways rigid inflexible finical invidious fiendish uppity tyrannical stiff-necked hard to satisfy irritating inexorable unyielding opinionative unbending perfectionist turbulent war pesky vexing clodhopping crude polite bad-mannered miserly unpolished rustic lowbred uncivilised uncultured crass uncivilized base unneighborly coarse vexatious renitent pervicacious all wound up cramped complex bulky discommodious incommodious disparaging deprecating difficult to handle pedantic niggling pettifogging nit-picking have chip on shoulder hair-splitting nitpicking judgemental judgmental rejective pernickety pass-remarkable severe nitpicky thorny exceptive exacting unjust unfair hairsplitting very critical petty trivial cavillous tricky

Noun

The sound of baying
bay bark baying bellow cry growl howl barking bellowing crying howling ululation clamour clamoring clamouring roar roaring clamor wail woof yap yelp shout yell scream shriek screech bawl holler whoop yowl call hoot caterwaul squeal squawk yawp vociferation outcry squall yip cheer whine bell uproar exclamation ululate yammer whimper weep groan tumult hullabaloo grunt hail blare shrill hurrah squeak loud outcry yelled statement yelping yowling snarl yawl moan lament keen trumpet blubber short high-pitched shout noise mewl calling ahoy signal alarm hollo huzzah halloo quest hubbub jeer animal yelp hiss boo catcall interjection note ejaculation raspberry bird crow crash grumble snort razz cackle fuss expletive acclamation caw ruckus trill yoo-hoo taunt hue and cry whistle shrieking yelling screaming wailing caterwauling salvo loud communication cry out mock guffaw Bronx cheer plaint sob complaint lamentation whinge murmur bleat grouse gripe beef grouch grievance kvetch carp miserere croak utterance protest shouting nyao purr mew crowing meow sigh snivel keening rallying call war cry call to arms call to battle battle cry war whoop rebel yell rallying cry cluck clack objection grizzle harsh call protestation dissent huzza outburst demurral commotion opposition sudden utterance cock-a-doodle-doo disapproval whining indignation furore flak stink furor hoo-ha howls of protest formal complaint chorus of disapproval croaking squawking hoop sniffle hue bawling screeching jeering weeping squalling cry of pain cry of grief pule blub rasp gasp miaow miaowing ululating wheeze hack exception remonstrance interpolation interposition demur expostulation challenge demand appeal request demurrer question criticism difficulty emphatic exclamation flood of tears kick cough applause grousing moaning complaining grouching ovation murmuring carping griping whispering whingeing muttering acclaim plaudits beefing mithering bellyache outrage cheering approval moans and groans babble approbation howl of protest whinny heehaw laudation clapping babel raves plaintive cry talk bravo row fracas bowwow brawl bluster chatter hurray bray harsh sound sound neigh bangarang rumpus bedlam ruction ballyhoo hullaballoo alleluia hosanna uproariousness katzenjammer discord fanfare turbulence bewailing disquietude disquiet boisterousness hubba-hubba ferment encouragement war song war dance banzai

Antonym of growling

growling Idiom, Proverb

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