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Synonyms for complaint

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. complaint

    Disease is the general term for any deviation from health; in a more limited sense it denotes some definite morbid condition; disorder and affection are rather partial and limited; as, a nervous affection; a disorder of the digestive system. Sickness was generally used in English speech and literature, till the close of the eighteenth century at least, for every form of physical disorder, as abundantly appears in the English Bible: "Jesus went about ... healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people," Matt. iv, 23; "Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died," 2 Kings xiii, 14. There is now, in England, a tendency to restrict the words sick and sickness to nausea, or "sickness at the stomach," and to hold ill and illness as the only proper words to use in a general sense. This distinction has received but a very limited acceptance in the United States, where sick and sickness have the earlier and wider usage. We speak of trifling ailments, a slight indisposition, a serious or a deadly disease; a slight or severe illness; a painful sickness. Complaint is a popular term, which may be applied to any degree of ill health, slight or severe. Infirmity denotes a chronic or lingering weakness or disability, as blindness or lameness.

    affection, ailment, disease, disorder, distemper, illness, indisposition, infirmity, malady, sickness, unhealthiness, unsoundness

    health, robustness, soundness, strength, sturdiness, vigor

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ailment, complaint, illnoun

    an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining

    ill, charge, ailment

  2. complaintnoun

    (formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow

    ill, charge, ailment

  3. complaintnoun

    an expression of grievance or resentment

    ill, charge, ailment

  4. complaintnoun

    (civil law) the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim for relief is based

    ill, charge, ailment

  5. charge, complaintnoun

    (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense

    "he was arrested on a charge of larceny"

    direction, ailment, bearing, mission, bang, ill, heraldic bearing, commission, thrill, kick, bursting charge, care, burster, armorial bearing, charge, tutelage, billing, cathexis, explosive charge, accusation, electric charge, guardianship, flush, boot, rush

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. complaintnoun

    murmur, lamention, plaint, lament, wail

  2. complaintnoun

    malady, disease, ailment, ail, illness, indisposition, disorder, distemper, sickness

  3. complaintnoun

    accusation, charge, information against

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. complaintnoun

    murmur, plaint, lamentation, malady, ailment, disease, accusation, allegation, information

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  1. Jennifer Crandall:

    The allegations made by the government in the complaint filed today do not relate to any other settlement.

  2. Burmese Proverb:

    Suffering is the necessary consequence of sin, just as when you eat a sour fruit a stomach complaint ensues.

  3. Erica Kinsman:

    I'll always be disappointed that I had to leave the school I dreamed of attending since I was little, i am happy that FSU has committed to continue making changes in order to ensure a safer environment for all students. My hope is that the federal investigation of my complaint by the Office of Civil Rights will produce even more positive change, not just at FSU, but across the country.

  4. Honore' de Balzac:

    First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint a second time.

  5. Garo Mardirossian:

    Our interest is not to have Mr. Walton put in jail or be investigated by the police, necessarily, our interest was for Kelli to feel better about herself, to come out and talk about what happened to her, and thats what shes asked us to do, and thats why we went ahead with this complaint.

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