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Definition of "complaint" []

  • An expression of pain, dissatisfaction, or resentment. (noun)
  • A cause or reason for complaining; a grievance. (noun)
  • A bodily disorder or disease; a malady or ailment. (noun)
  • The symptom or distress about which a patient seeks medical assistance. (noun)
  • Law The presentation by the plaintiff in a civil action, setting forth the claim on which relief is sought. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "complaint" in a sentence
  • "As I said, though, my main complaint is he is threadjacking, so I will threadjack no more."
  • "Considering that the “belligerence” and the “civil liberties violations” are pretty much the same 15 months into this administration, I gather that your main complaint is that people are calling Obama a fascist for the wrong reasons."
  • "I think the main complaint is when the division of labor is arrived at by default and not by discussion."