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Adjective: complaining  kum'pley-ning
  1. Expressing pain or dissatisfaction of resentment
    "a complaining boss";
    - complaintive
Verb: complain  kum'pleyn
  1. Express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
    "My mother complains all day";
    - kick [informal], plain [archaic], sound off, kvetch [N. Amer, informal], moan
  2. Make a formal accusation; bring a formal charge
    "The plaintiff's lawyer complained that he defendant had physically abused his client"

See also: fretful, protestant, querulous, whiney, whiny

Type of: charge

Antonym: uncomplaining

Encyclopedia: Complaining