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  Words related to complaint

Related / Similar Words: charge, ailment, ill

 

Definition:
  • (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense; "he was arrested on a charge of larceny";
  • (civil law) the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim for relief is based;
  • an expression of grievance or resentment;
  • (formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow;
  • an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining;

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    Hyponyms: accusation, accusal, libel, grievance, grumble, grumbling, murmur, murmuring, mutter, muttering, jeremiad, kvetch, pet peeve, whimper, whine, exclamation, lament, lamentation, plaint, wail, pip, motion sickness, kinetosis

     

    Part Meronyms: indictment, bill of indictment

     

    Derivational Morphology: complain, charge, accuse, lodge, file, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch, afflict, trouble, ail, pain

     

    Anagrams: compliant

     

     
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