Synonyms for complaining
Antonyms for complaining
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMPLAINING
In general we take our good things for granted, complaining that they are not better.
"Oh, I am not complaining about that, at all," said the hammock magnanimously.
I'm well as ever I am; but her, she's too complaining to come in fer show-day.
I looked long, my dear Clarinda, for your letter; and am vexed that you are complaining.
In a Parisian green-room a new performer was complaining of nervousness.
Stockholders are complaining; directors are bewildered; bankers are frightened.
The peasant became communicative and, of course, loud in his complaining.
Complaining not, they straggle down to their bunks to change their clothes.
He flinched a little, complaining that they were burning him.
John Granger as he had been then, now seemed like a complaining child to himself.
late 14c., "find fault, lament," from stem of Old French complaindre "to lament" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *complangere, originally "to beat the breast," from Latin com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + plangere "to strike, beat the breast" (see plague (n.)). Older sense of "lament" died out 17c. Related: Complained; complaining.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COMPLAINING
- down in the dumps
- shot down
- taken down
- not satisfied