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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 beef, bitch, bleat, carp, fuss, grievance, gripe, grouch, grouse, grumble, holler, kvetch, lament, miserere, moan, murmur, plaint, squawk, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yammer Related Words challenge, demur, expostulation, kick, niggle [chiefly British], objection, protest, quibble, remonstrance, stink Near Antonyms 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 challenge, objection, demur, demurral, demurrer, difficulty, exception, expostulation, fuss, kick, protest, question, remonstrance, stinkRelated Words 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 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 charge, count, indictment, rapRelated Words 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 affection, ail, ailment, bug, disease, complication, condition, disorder, distemper, distemperature, fever, ill, illness, infirmity, malady, sickness, troubleRelated Words 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 fitness, healthiness, heartiness, robustness, soundness, wholeness, wholesomeness; fettle, shapeAntonyms health, wellness



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