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Synonyms of complaint in English:


  • 1 they lodged a complaint with the European Commission
    protest, protestation, objection, remonstrance, statement of dissatisfaction, grievance, charge, accusation, criticism;
    Australian informalyike
    informalbeef, gripe, grouse, grouch, whinge
    Law , British plaint
  • 2 there appears to be little cause for complaint
    protesting, protestation, objection, exception, grievance, grumbling, carping, whining, moaning, muttering, murmuring;
    criticism, fault-finding, condemnation, disapproval, dissatisfaction, fulmination, outcry, fuss
    Northern English informalmithering
  • 3 the patient has a kidney complaint
    informalbug, virus
    British informallurgy
    Australian informalwog
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