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Definition of Complaint


  1. Expression of grief, regret, pain, censure, or resentment; lamentation; murmuring; accusation; fault-finding.
  2. Cause or subject of complaint or murmuring.
  3. An ailment or disease of the body.
  4. A formal allegation or charge against a party made or presented to the appropriate court or officer, as for a wrong done or a crime committed (in the latter case, generally under oath); an information; accusation; the initial bill in proceedings in equity.

Complaint Quotations

It is impossible to suffer without making someone pay for it; every complaint already contains revenge.
Friedrich Nietzsche

A little less complaint and whining, and a little more dogged work and manly striving, would do us more credit than a thousand civil rights bills.
W. E. B. Du Bois

No complaint... is more common than that of a scarcity of money.
Adam Smith

Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces.
Sigmund Freud

Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.
Doris Day
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Complaint Translations

complaint in Dutch is beschuldiging, aanklacht
complaint in Finnish is valitus
complaint in German is Beschwerde
complaint in Italian is reclamazione, lamentela, reclamo
complaint in Latin is questus, querimonia, quereia querella
complaint in Portuguese is queixa
complaint in Spanish is queja, reclamacion