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The government agencies charged with enforcing labor laws don’t investigate because nobody is complaining.

She messaged a friend to ask whether any of her classmates had complained.

If nobody complains, there is rarely proactive investigation or enforcement.

In January, several women came forward as a group to complain about his behavior.

Rattled by the letter, Rhine complained to Jung, who tried to track down the critical piece but found no evidence of its existence.

They constantly break the fourth wall, yelling and complaining to the cameramen.

People in the comments section were complaining about the length of one of these essays that ran in The New Yorker.

Jazz lovers who had taken exception to the previous bashing were told to lighten up, and stop complaining.

“I got a call earlier with a resident complaining that one of the news copters was flying too low,” he said.

Citizens of the Golden State love complaining about undocumented immigrants, but the state would collapse without them.

Neither was it used as a means of help for the infantry, who go complaining through the streets.

When the family returned from the court house, Orlean had retired at once, complaining of a headache.

Those we have been examining, complaining about, and moralising over, all our life time.

Mr. Worthington could not take the resigned view of their circumstances that his wife took, but often gave way to complaining.

He wrote to his friends in England imploring, remonstrating, complaining of their lamentable want of public spirit.


On this page you'll find 47 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to complaining, such as: grumbling, protesting, whining, accusing, bellyaching, and bewailing.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.