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Synonyms for complaint
kəmˈpleɪntcom·plaint

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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.

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

    Antonyms:
    health, robustness, soundness, strength, sturdiness, vigor

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ailment, complaint, illnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    ill, charge, ailment

  2. complaintnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    ill, charge, ailment

  3. complaintnoun

    an expression of grievance or resentment

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    ill, charge, ailment

  5. charge, complaintnoun

    (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense

    "he was arrested on a charge of larceny"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    murmur, lamention, plaint, lament, wail

  2. complaintnoun

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

  3. complaintnoun

    Synonyms:
    accusation, charge, information against

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. complaintnoun

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

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How to use complaint in a sentence?

  1. Adam Schiff:

    We are deeply concerned about Secretary Pompeo's effort now to potentially interfere with witnesses whose testimony is needed before our committee, many of whom are mentioned in the whistleblower complaint.

  2. Lucian Chalfen:

    As this is a sex crime, a redacted complaint will be available shortly.

  3. David Soares:

    Like the rest of the public, we were surprised to learn today that a criminal complaint was filed in Albany City Court by the Albany County Sheriff's Office against Andrew Cuomo, the Office of Court Administration has since made that filing public. The Office of Court Administration will not be commenting further on this case.

  4. Theodore Wells:

    The case is almost a joke, but it's a cruel joke, your honor, because the reputations of a lot of people have been hurt and disparaged by the bringing of the complaint.

  5. Geoffrey Berman:

    There is no connection at all between the recent activities by North Korea and the unsealing of our seizure warrant. We have been pursuing this for months as indicated in the complaint.


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