[k_ə_m_p_l_ˈeɪ_n_t], [kəmplˈe͡ɪnt], [kəmplˈe‍ɪnt]

Definitions of complaint:

  1.   A complaining: an expression of grief: a representation of pains or injuries: a finding fault: the thing complained of. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   An expression or grief, pain, or injury; accusation; disease. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   In law, a formal charge against a party; an expression of grief or pain; ailment. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   Expression of grief, regret, & c.; murmuring; fault- finding; a bodily ailment; a charge against any one or a thing, & c. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   Expression of grief, regret pain, censure, or resentment; cause or subject of complaint; pain and uneasiness in the body; disease representation of injuries; accusation. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Quotes for complaint:

  1. He who avoids complaint invites happiness. – Abu Bakr
  2. Firmness in enduring and exertion is a character I always wish to possess. I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and cowardly resolve. – Robert Burns
  3. With respect to the first of these obstacles, it has often been made a matter of grave complaint against Political Economists, that they confine their attention to Wealth, and disregard all consideration of Happiness or Virtue. – Nassau William Senior
  4. The grief of the keen is no personal complaint for the death of one woman over eighty years, but seems to contain the whole passionate rage that lurks somewhere in every native of the island. – John Millington Synge
  5. Ibrahim tells his story without a grain of complaint and this was true for all of the band members. This is very much part of the Cuban spirit and soul. – Wim Wenders

Usage examples for complaint:

  1. You have no complaint to make, Monsieur Scutamour? ” – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  2. Indeed, it was a family complaint – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  3. It is the complaint of the Wentworths, you know- we all die of it; but, Frank, tell me what is this about Jack? ” – The Perpetual Curate by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  4. If she's gettin' the complaint worse she must be sickenin' for something. ” – The Peace of Roaring River by George van Schaick
  5. He had tried to show the Indians that they had no complaint no cause for war, unless it was the one incident at Fort Frontenac. ” – The Road to Frontenac by Samuel Merwin
  6. “ 1353. Then the complaint you have to make is only about what is past? ” – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  7. You haven't even told her what her complaint is yet; and it's worth ten dollars to get out of that. ” – Twenty Years of Hus'ling by J. P. Johnston
  8. “ " I hain't got no complaint to make," he said. ” – Dixie Hart by Will N. Harben
  9. Have you a complaint to make? ” – The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates
  10. Before that day on which I did these things was there complaint or cause for it? ” – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009

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