Synonyms of complaint in English:


See US English definition of complaint

See UK English definition of complaint

See Spanish definition of queja


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
Northern English twine
informal beef, gripe, grouse, grouch
British informal whinge
Australian informal yike
British Law 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
Northern English mithering, twining
informal beefing, bitching, griping, grousing, grouching, bellyaching, nitpicking
British informal whingeing

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