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complaint

com·plaint

complaint

 
 
pronunciation:
km pleInt
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an instance of complaining.
He called over the manager to make a complaint about the food.We've never received a complaint from any of our customers.She served the family for many years without complaint.
synonyms:
beef, criticism, gripe, kick, lament, plaint
similar words:
animadversion, cavil, demur, grievance, groan, grouse, grumble, harangue, jeremiad, lamentation, moan, murmur, objection, protest, quibble, reproof, tirade
definition 2: a cause for grievance.
I like my job, and I really have no complaints.My biggest complaint was the lack of hot water.
synonyms:
grievance, grouse
similar words:
displeasure, dissatisfaction, gripe, injustice, peeve, protest, wrongdoing
definition 3: a cause of bodily discontent or pain.
He saw the doctor often for one complaint or another.
synonyms:
affliction, ailment, condition, disability, disease, infirmity, malady
similar words:
debility, disorder, illness, indisposition, infection, sickness, syndrome
definition 4: in law, a formal charge.
If you want to pursue this matter seriously, you should file a complaint with the police.
synonyms:
charge, grievance, indictment, plaint
similar words:
accusation, allegation, claim, gravamen, suit
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