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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

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3 a formal claim of criminal wrongdoing against a person
  • filed a complaint in court

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4 an abnormal state that disrupts a plant's or animal's normal bodily functioning
  • takes a slew of medicines for his many complaints

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The first known use of complaint was in the 14th century

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“Complaint.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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