com|plain´er

com|plain´er
com|plain «kuhm PLAYN», intransitive verb, transitive verb.
1. to say that something is wrong; find fault: »

She complains that the room is cold.

2. to talk about one's pains or troubles: »

She is always complaining that her health is poor. After a sleepless night she complained of a headache.

3. to make an accusation or charge: »

She complained to the police about the barking of her neighbor's dog.

4. Dialect. to suffer; be ailing.
5. Obsolete. to lament.
[< Old French complaindre < Late Latin complangere < Latin com- + plangere to lament]
com|plain´er, noun.
Synonym Study 1 Complain, grumble means to express discontent. Complain, the general word, means to express discontent with something: »

He is always complaining about the weather.

Grumble means to mutter complaints in a bad-tempered way: »

Stop grumbling about the food.


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