Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun complaint

5 senses of complaint

Sense 1
ailment, complaint, ill -- (an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining)
       => disorder, upset -- (a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time")

Sense 2
complaint -- ((formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow)
       => cry, yell -- (a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate); "a cry of rage"; "a yell of pain")

Sense 3
complaint -- (an expression of grievance or resentment)
       => objection -- (the speech act of objecting)

Sense 4
complaint -- ((civil law) the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim for relief is based)
       => pleading -- ((law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding)

Sense 5
charge, complaint -- ((criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense; "he was arrested on a charge of larceny")
       => pleading -- ((law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding)

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