Originally Posted by nate
If one is happy with their playing time, are they "gruntled?"
Technically, "gruntle" means to complain, or grunt like a pig. Dis- in this case is not an opposite but an intensifier. "Disgruntled" means complaining like a pig, only more so. That meaning comes from the 16th century, but it was lost for many years. In the 1920s, P. G. Wodehouse used "gruntled" as the opposite of "disgruntled." He treated it as a backformation, like "burgled."
Maybe if Willingham came to the Reds, he would be degruntled ... but more likely ubergruntled.