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1. complaint

noun. ['kəmˈpleɪnt'] an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining.

Synonyms

  • kinetosis
  • motion sickness
  • pip
  • disorder
  • upset
  • ailment

Antonyms

  • calm
  • organized
  • untroubled
  • unturned

Etymology

  • compleynte (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • compleint (Anglo-Norman)

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Rhymes with Complaint

  • constraint
  • restraint
  • jonassaint
  • repaint
  • acquaint
  • quaint
  • taint
  • saint
  • paint
  • feint
  • faint
  • ain't

How do you pronounce complaint?

Pronounce complaint as kəmˈpleɪnt.

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Sentences with complaint


1. Noun, singular or mass
Listen to each party and make sure you fully understand each position, complaint and desire before moving forward.

2. Adjective
You can find complaint forms on city council websites or at city hall.

Quotes about complaint


1. Take what comes and live life without complaint. What will be, will be. Life is a woman's gift; death is God's.
- Nancy McKenzie, Queen of Camelot

2. When we only name the problem, when we state complaint without a constructive focus or resolution, we take hope away. In this way critique can become merely an expression of profound cynicism, which then works to sustain dominator culture.
- bell hooks, Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope

2. complaint

noun. ['kəmˈpleɪnt'] (formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow.

Synonyms

  • yell
  • exclamation
  • wail
  • cry
  • lament
  • lamentation

Antonyms

  • stability
  • order
  • tidiness
  • orderliness

Etymology

  • compleynte (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • compleint (Anglo-Norman)

3. complaint

noun. ['kəmˈpleɪnt'] an expression of grievance or resentment.

Synonyms

  • grumble
  • muttering
  • grumbling
  • kvetch
  • whimper
  • pet peeve
  • whine
  • murmur
  • murmuring
  • grievance
  • objection
  • jeremiad

Antonyms

  • good
  • harmless
  • amicable
  • functional disorder

Etymology

  • compleynte (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • compleint (Anglo-Norman)

4. complaint

noun. ['kəmˈpleɪnt'] (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense.

Synonyms

  • accusation
  • charge
  • bill of indictment
  • accusal
  • pleading

Antonyms

  • thin
  • laugh
  • stay in place
  • loud

Etymology

  • compleynte (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • compleint (Anglo-Norman)

5. complaint

noun. ['kəmˈpleɪnt'] (civil law) the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim for relief is based.

Synonyms

  • libel

Antonyms

  • fit
  • well

Etymology

  • compleynte (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • compleint (Anglo-Norman)
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