Definition of "complaining" []

  • To express resentment, displeasure, etc, esp habitually; grumble (verb)
  • To state the presence of pain, illness, etc, esp in the hope of sympathy (verb)
  • Present participle of complain. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "complaining" in a sentence
  • "As she gets to the top and turns she shoots one of her looks at me, her eyes wide, her mouth tightly silent but her expression complaining about everything: the state I have brought you home in, the fact that you are so unhappy and ill, the late nap that will no doubt interfere with your precious routine."
  • "If she's having a problem with folks on her side of the aisle, in her state, doesn't it seem that her complaining is a bit over the top, not to mention out of line?"
  • "I'm not quite sure what all the complaining is about considering they've preserved Tezuka's style well."