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complain

verb

1 complain

Express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness:
— My mother complains all day.

synonyms: kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off.

Roget 839: lament, mourn, deplore, grieve, weep over; bewail, bemoan; condole with etc. 915; fret etc. (suffer) 828; ... show more

Dutch: beklagen, kankeren, reclameren



2 complain

Make a formal accusation; bring a formal charge.

Dutch: klacht, klagen


Moby thesaurus: accuse, ail, air a grievance, allege, arraign, article, be affected with, beef, bellyache, bemoan, bitch, boggle, book, boycott, bring accusation, bring charges, bring to book, call in question, carp at, challenge ... show more.

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