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Synonyms for complaint

Synonyms for complaint

an expression of dissatisfaction or a circumstance regarded as a cause for such expression

a pathological condition of mind or body

a minor illness, especially one of a temporary nature

Synonyms for complaint

an often persistent bodily disorder or disease

(formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow

(civil law) the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim for relief is based

(criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense

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Ay, ay, you have it, sir,” cried Benjamin; “it’s summat about a complaint that he has to make of the old Leather-Stocking, who, to my judgment, is the better man of the two.
Let a complaint be made, by all means,” said the Judge; “I am determined to see the law executed to the letter, on all such depredators.
Why, seeing it’s the first complaint under the law, and knowing the judge set his heart on the thing, I thought it best that the authority to search should come from himself.
Judge Temple has set his heart on putting the deer law in force,” said Hiram, after the preliminary civilities were over, “and a complaint has been laid before him that a deer has been killed.
This is Hattersley's - every page stuffed full of railing accusations, bitter curses, and lamentable complaints, ending up with swearing that he'll get married himself in revenge: he'll throw himself away on the first old maid that chooses to set her cap at him, - as if I cared what he did with himself.
Emma smiled and answered"My visit was of use to the nervous part of her complaint, I hope; but not even I can charm away a sore throat; it is a most severe cold indeed.
You have some serious cause of complaint against Madame.
When our old students return to Tuskegee now, as they often do, and go into our large, beautiful, well-ventilated, and well-lighted dining room, and see tempting, well-cooked food--largely grown by the students themselves--and see tables, neat tablecloths and napkins, and vases of flowers upon the tables, and hear singing birds, and note that each meal is served exactly upon the minute, with no disorder, and with almost no complaint coming from the hundreds that now fill our dining room, they, too, often say to me that they are glad that we started as we did, and built ourselves up year by year, by a slow and natural process of growth.
On the passage out I heard no complaint of their conduct.
The government clerk lodges a complaint, and I became a mediator, and such a mediator
The colonel of the regiment was waited upon by the government clerk, Venden, with a complaint against his officers, who had insulted his wife.
If your ladyship was to make any complaint to Kenge and Carboy or to Mr.
My Lady, with a disdainful gesture of the hand that holds the screen, assures him of his being worth no complaint from her.
I have told your ladyship that I should be placed in a very disagreeable situation if any complaint was made, and all is in strict confidence.
Formerly, as was natural, every one expected that each of his fellow-citizens should in his turn serve the public, and thus administer to his private good, as he himself when in office had done for others; but now every one is desirous of being continually in power, that he may enjoy the advantage which he makes of public business and being in office; as if places were a never-failing remedy for every complaint, and were on that account so eagerly sought after.
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