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complaint

noun com·plaint \kəm-ˈplānt\

: a statement that you are unhappy or not satisfied with something

: the act of saying or writing that you are unhappy or dissatisfied with something

: something to be unhappy about : something that people complain about

Full Definition of COMPLAINT

1
:  expression of grief, pain, or dissatisfaction
2
a :  something that is the cause or subject of protest or outcry
b :  a bodily ailment or disease
3
:  a formal allegation against a party

Examples of COMPLAINT

  1. The board has received a number of complaints about the new policy.
  2. The company has a system to handle customer complaints.
  3. The lack of parking spaces is a common complaint among the city's residents.
  4. The lack of financial support is our biggest complaint.
  5. He is being treated for a stomach complaint.
  6. Shortness of breath was a common complaint among the patients.

Origin of COMPLAINT

Middle English compleynte, from Anglo-French compleint, from compleindre
First Known Use: 14th century
COMPLAINT Defined for Kids

complaint

noun com·plaint \kəm-ˈplānt\

Definition of COMPLAINT for Kids

1
:  expression of grief, pain, or discontent <He does his work without complaint.>
2
:  a cause or reason for expressing grief, pain, or discontent <The noise is my biggest complaint.>
3
:  a sickness or disease of the body <a stomach complaint>
4
:  a charge of wrongdoing against a person <What's her complaint against me?>
Medical Dictionary

complaint

noun com·plaint \kəm-ˈplānt\

Medical Definition of COMPLAINT

:  a bodily ailment or disease <bloating and other digestive complaints—Christine Gorman>

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