Definition for complaint

noun as in statement of disagreement, discontent

noun as in illness, affliction

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The House Committee on Homeland Security is investigating the allegations in the complaint, and more than 170 members of Congress have called for a separate investigation from the Homeland Security inspector general’s office.

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While the system will formally track such complaints, the allegations against Hankison were already known — and didn’t bar him from staying on the job.

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The complaints came from a group of businesses in Western Pennsylvania, Republican state legislators and four counties.

Sharon Whitehurst-Payne, the school board member who represents the area, got involved in the issue when complaints bounced around public forums.

The Alliance Defending Freedom, an anti-LGBTQ legal group, filed a complaint with the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights on their behalf.

Chan ordered the man to put it down and the ensuing criminal complaint would say that he complied.

“Defendant moved his hands in a manner so as to avoid the application of handcuffs to his wrists,” the complaint says.

The complaint continues, “During this period of time, defendant escaped police custody.”

The dress bizarrely burdened Hurley with a ready-made character to play up to, which she did without overt complaint.

In January 2013, the TRN group filed a second complaint in the Dial Global suit, demanding a jury trial.

It ended on a complaint that she was 'tired rather and spending my time at full length on a deck-chair in the garden.'

I have erected above 100 steam-engines on this principle, but never met with one accident or complaint against them.

A noted miser boasted that he had lost five shillings without uttering a single complaint.

Ive heerd that complaint of it once or twice before, replied the trader; but it soon cools down again; dont you find it so?

Other writers suffered from that complaint known as "swelled head," but Walter Fetherston never.


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On this page you'll find 106 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to complaint, such as: accusation, charge, criticism, grievance, gripe, and objection.

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