Synonyms of complaint in English:


See definition of complaint


1‘they lodged a complaint with the European Commission’


protest, protestation, objection, remonstrance, statement of dissatisfaction, grievance, charge, accusation, criticism

cavil, quibble, grumble, moan, whine

Australian informal yike

informal beef, gripe, grouse, grouch, whinge

British plaint

2‘there appears to be little cause for complaint’


protesting, protestation, objection, exception, grievance, grumbling, carping, whining, moaning, muttering, murmuring

criticism, fault-finding, condemnation, disapproval, dissatisfaction, fulmination, outcry, fuss

informal beefing, bitching, whingeing, griping, grousing, grouching, bellyaching, nitpicking

Northern English informal mithering

3‘the patient has a kidney complaint’


disorder, disease, infection, affliction, illness, ailment, sickness, malady, malaise, infirmity, indisposition, weakness, condition, problem, upset


informal bug, virus

British informal lurgy

Australian informal wog