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  Definition of complaint
  1. (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense; "he was arrested on a charge of larceny"
  2. (civil law) the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim for relief is based
  3. an expression of grievance or resentment
  4. (formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow
  5. an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
Similar Words: charge, ailment, ill

 

Hyponyms: accusation, accusal, libel, grievance, grumble, grumbling, murmur, murmuring, mutter, muttering, jeremiad, kvetch, pet peeve, whimper, whine, exclamation, lament, lamentation, plaint, wail, pip, motion sickness, kinetosis

 

Part Meronyms: indictment, bill of indictment

 

Derivational Morphology: complain, charge, accuse, lodge, file, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch, afflict, trouble, ail, pain

 

Anagrams: compliant

 

 
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