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com·plaint

 (kəm-plānt′)
n.
1. An expression of pain, dissatisfaction, or resentment.
2. A cause or reason for complaining; a grievance: What is your complaint?
3.
a. A bodily disorder or disease; a malady or ailment.
b. The symptom or distress about which a patient seeks medical assistance.
4. Law
a. A formal statement initiating a lawsuit by specifying the facts and legal grounds for the relief sought.
b. A formal charge, made under oath, of the commission of a crime or other such offense.

[Middle English compleinte, from Old French complainte, from feminine past participle of complaindre, to complain; see complain.]

complaint

(kəmˈpleɪnt)
n
1. the act of complaining; an expression of grievance
2. a cause for complaining; grievance
3. (Pathology) a mild ailment
4. (Law) English law a statement by which a civil proceeding in a magistrates' court is commenced

com•plaint

(kəmˈpleɪnt)

n.
1. an expression of discontent, regret, pain, censure, resentment, or grief; lament; faultfinding.
2. a cause of discontent, pain, grief, etc.
3. a cause of bodily pain or ailment; malady: to suffer from a rare complaint.
4. (in a civil action) a statement by the plaintiff setting forth the cause of action.
[1350–1400; < Middle French complainte < Latin com- com- + plancta plaint]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.complaint - an often persistent bodily disorder or diseasecomplaint - an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
pip - a minor nonspecific ailment
kinetosis, motion sickness - the state of being dizzy or nauseated because of the motions that occur while traveling in or on a moving vehicle
2.complaint - (formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow
cry, yell - a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate); "a cry of rage"; "a yell of pain"
exclamation - a loud complaint or protest or reproach
lament, lamentation, wail, plaint - a cry of sorrow and grief; "their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward"
3.complaint - an expression of grievance or resentment
objection - the speech act of objecting
grievance - a complaint about a (real or imaginary) wrong that causes resentment and is grounds for action
grumble, grumbling, murmuring, mutter, muttering, murmur - a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
jeremiad - a long and mournful complaint; "a jeremiad against any form of government"
kvetch - (Yiddish) a nagging complaint
pet peeve - an opportunity for complaint that is seldom missed; "grammatical mistakes are his pet peeve"
whimper, whine - a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way
4.complaint - (civil law) the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim for relief is based
pleading - (law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding
libel - the written statement of a plaintiff explaining the cause of action (the defamation) and any relief he seeks
civil law - the body of laws established by a state or nation for its own regulation
5.complaint - (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense; "he was arrested on a charge of larceny"
criminal law - the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment
pleading - (law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding
accusal, accusation - a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt
bill of indictment, indictment - a formal document written for a prosecuting attorney charging a person with some offense

complaint

noun
1. protest, accusation, objection, grievance, remonstrance, charge There have been a number of complaints about the standard of service.
2. grumble, criticism, beef (slang), moan, bitch (slang), lament, grievance, wail, dissatisfaction, annoyance, grouse, gripe (informal), grouch (informal), plaint, fault-finding I don't have any complaints about the way I've been treated.
3. disorder, problem, trouble, disease, upset, illness, sickness, ailment, affliction, malady, indisposition Eczema is a common skin complaint.

complaint

noun
1. An expression of dissatisfaction or a circumstance regarded as a cause for such expression:
Informal: gripe, grouse.
Slang: beef, kick.
Idiom: bone to pick.
2. A pathological condition of mind or body:
3. A minor illness, especially one of a temporary nature:
Translations
تَذَمُّر، شَكْوىشَكْوَىمَرَض
stížnostnevolnostpotíž
klagelidelsereklamationsygdom
vaivavalitus
pritužba
panasz
kvillikvörtun, kæra
不平
불평하기
sťažnosť
pritožba
klagomål
ความไม่พอใจ
lời phàn nàn

complaint

[kəmˈpleɪnt]
A. N
1. (= statement of dissatisfaction) → queja f; (to manager of shop etc) → reclamación f; (to police) → denuncia f
I had no complaints about the serviceno tenía ninguna queja del servicio
to have cause for complainttener motivo de queja
to make or lodge a complaintreclamar, formular una queja
2. (= cause of dissatisfaction) → motivo m de queja
3. (Med) (= illness) → mal m, dolencia f
B. CPD complaints book Nlibro m de reclamaciones
complaints department Nsección f de reclamaciones
complaints procedure Nprocedimiento m para presentar reclamaciones

complaint

[kəmˈpleɪnt] n
(= criticism) → plainte f
There were lots of complaints about the food → Il y a eu beaucoup de plaintes à propos de la nourriture.
to have grounds for complaint → avoir des raisons de se plaindre
(= formal protest) → réclamation f
a letter of complaint → une lettre de réclamation
to lodge a complaint → déposer plainte, déposer une plainte complaints procedure
(= illness) → affection f
a stomach complaint → une affection de l'estomac
a skin complaint → une maladie de peau
a back complaint → une affection du dos
a heart complaint → une maladie de cœurcomplaints procedure [kəmˈpleɪntz] nprocédure f de réclamation

complaint

n
Klage f; (= formal complaint)Beschwerde f(to bei); I have no cause for complaintich kann mich nicht beklagen; I wouldn’t have any complaint(s) if …ich würde mich nicht beklagen, wenn …; to lodge a complaint against somebody with the policejdn bei der Polizei anzeigen, gegen jdn Anzeige erstatten
(= illness)Beschwerden pl; a very rare complainteine sehr seltene Krankheit, ein sehr seltenes Leiden

complaint

[kəmˈpleɪnt] nlamentela; (to manager of shop) → reclamo (Med) (illness) → disturbo, malattia

complain

(kəmˈplein) verb
1. to state one's displeasure, dissatisfaction etc. I'm going to complain to the police about the noise.
2. (with of) to state that one has (pain, discomfort etc). He's complaining of difficulty in breathing.
comˈplaint noun
1. (a statement of one's) dissatisfaction. The customer made a complaint about the lack of hygiene in the food shop.
2. a sickness, disease, disorder etc. He's always suffering from some complaint or other.

complaint

شَكْوَى stížnost klage Beschwerde παράπονο queja valitus plainte pritužba reclamo 不平 불평하기 klacht klage skarga reclamação жалоба klagomål ความไม่พอใจ şikayet lời phàn nàn 抱怨

com·plaint

n. queja, síntoma; trastorno, molestia;
chief ______ principal.

complaint

n queja; chief — motivo de consulta
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I want to know if you have any complaint to make of James.
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On the passage out I heard no complaint of their conduct.
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You have some serious cause of complaint against Madame.
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Formerly, as was natural, every one expected that each of his fellow-citizens should in his turn serve the public, and thus administer to his private good, as he himself when in office had done for others; but now every one is desirous of being continually in power, that he may enjoy the advantage which he makes of public business and being in office; as if places were a never-failing remedy for every complaint, and were on that account so eagerly sought after.
When our old students return to Tuskegee now, as they often do, and go into our large, beautiful, well-ventilated, and well-lighted dining room, and see tempting, well-cooked food--largely grown by the students themselves--and see tables, neat tablecloths and napkins, and vases of flowers upon the tables, and hear singing birds, and note that each meal is served exactly upon the minute, with no disorder, and with almost no complaint coming from the hundreds that now fill our dining room, they, too, often say to me that they are glad that we started as we did, and built ourselves up year by year, by a slow and natural process of growth.
Jupiter, displeased with all their complaints, sent a Heron, who preyed upon the Frogs day by day till there were none left to croak upon the lake.