complaint

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

com·plaint

noun \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

com·plaint

noun \kəm-ˈplānt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of COMPLAINT

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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: complaintive
Previous Word in the Dictionary: complainingness
All Words Near: complaint

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up complaint? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).