1. complain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch

usage: express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"

2. complain, charge

usage: make a formal accusation; bring a formal charge; "The plaintiff's lawyer complained that he defendant had physically abused his client"


1. complaining(prenominal) (vs. uncomplaining), complaintive, fretful, querulous, whiney, whiny, protestant

usage: expressing pain or dissatisfaction of resentment; "a complaining boss"

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