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complain

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of complain

  1. to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely <the time-honored tradition of new recruits complaining about the food in the mess hall> Synonyms beef, bellyache, bitch, bleat, carp, caterwaul, crab, croak, fuss, gripe, grizzle, grouch, grouse, growl, grumble, grump, holler, inveigh, keen, kick, kvetch, maunder [chiefly British], moan, murmur, mutter, nag, repine, scream, squawk, squeal, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yammer, yawp (or yaup), yowl Related Words object (to), protest, quarrel (with); cavil, quibble; fret, stew, worry; blubber, cry, sob; bemoan, bewail, deplore, lament Phrases kick up a fuss Near Antonyms accept, bear, countenance, endure, take, tolerate; applaud, cheer, commend Antonyms crow, delight, rejoice





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