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complaint

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of complaint

  1. 1 an expression of dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment a warning that if there were any more complaints, we were turning around and not going to the beach after all Synonyms of complaint beef, bitch, bleat, carp, fuss, grievance, gripe, grouch, grouse, grumble, holler, kvetch, lament, miserere, moan, murmur, plaint, squawk, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yammer Words Related to complaint challenge, demur, expostulation, kick, niggle [chiefly British], objection, protest, quibble, remonstrance, stink Near Antonyms of complaint commendation, compliment, plaudit; acclaim, applause, praise; approval, endorsement (also indorsement), sanction

  2. 2 a feeling or declaration of disapproval or dissent the condo development proceeded despite the complaints of the neighborhood residents Synonyms of complaint challenge, objection, demur, demurral, demurrer, difficulty, exception, expostulation, fuss, kick, protest, question, remonstrance, stinkWords Related to complaint compunction, doubt, misgiving, qualm, scruple; misunderstanding; cavil, niggle [chiefly British], quibble; argument, conflict, debate, dispute, dissent, hassle, quarrel, squabble, static; censure, criticism; defiance, disobedience, rebellion; distrust, distrustfulness, dubiety, dubitation [archaic], incertitude, indetermination, misdoubt, mistrust, mistrustfulness, reservation, skepticism, suspicion, uncertainty; qualmishness, unease, uneasiness; reluctance, unwillingnessNear Antonyms of complaint willingness; approval, sanction; acceptance, acquiescence, agreement, assent; compliance, obedience

  3. 3 a formal claim of criminal wrongdoing against a person filed a complaint in court Synonyms of complaint charge, count, indictment, rapWords Related to complaint accusation, allegation, plea; crimination; counteraccusation, countercharge; arraignment, impeachment; implication, imputation, innuendo, insinuation; censure, condemnation, denunciation; incrimination, recrimination

  4. 4 an abnormal state that disrupts a plant's or animal's normal bodily functioning takes a slew of medicines for his many complaints Synonyms of complaint affection, ail, ailment, bug, disease, complication, condition, disorder, distemper, distemperature, fever, ill, illness, infirmity, malady, sickness, troubleWords Related to complaint contagion, contagious disease; contagium, infection; attack, bout, fit, spell; debility, decrepitude, feebleness, frailness, lameness, sickliness, unhealthiness, unsoundness, unwellness, weakness; malaise, matter, pip; epidemic, pest, pestilence, plagueNear Antonyms of complaint fitness, healthiness, heartiness, robustness, soundness, wholeness, wholesomeness; fettle, shapeAntonyms of complaint health, wellness



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