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Definition of Complaint

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 lesser complaint: hair extensions. There are moments on 'All My Children' when half the women actors, young and old, seem to be afflicted by android Barbie creep. All those thick swatches of lifeless strands clustering lankly round ladies' necks! Like orange tanning spray, this is a fashion fad that should be put out of its misery.
Camille Paglia

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

People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand my complaint about them not understanding me.
Soren Kierkegaard

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
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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
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