Definition of Complaint:

  1. Sworn statement filed by a party (the complainant, petitioner, or plaintiff) to a court to commence litigation against another party (the accused, defendant, or respondent) in a civil lawsuit. Complaint sets forth the alleged grounds (allegations) for the case and request for award of relief (damages) or recovery of some asset such as money or property. In criminal cases the complaint is filed by the public prosecutor, a government official. Also called petition.

Synonyms of Complaint

Abnormality, Accusal, Accusation, Accusing, Acute disease, Affection, Affidavit, Affliction, Ailment, Allegation, Allegement, Allergic disease, Allergy, Arraignment, Atrophy, Bacterial disease, Ban, Beef, Beefing, Bellyache, Bellyaching, Bill, Bill of complaint, Bill of particulars, Birth defect, Bitch, Bitching, Blackball, Blackballing, Blame, Blight, Boycott, Bringing of charges, Bringing to book, Cardiovascular disease, Challenge, Charge, Chronic disease, Circulatory disease, Claim, Combative reaction, Complaining, Complication, Compunction, Condition, Congenital defect, Count, Counteraction, Declaration, Defect, Defiance, Deficiency disease, Deformity, Degenerative disease, Delation, Demonstration, Demur, Demurrer, Denouncement, Denunciation, Deposition, Destructive criticism, Dim view, Disability, Disagreement, Disappointment, Disapprobation, Disapproval, Discontent, Discontentedness, Discontentment, Disease, Disenchantment, Disesteem, Disfavor, Disgruntlement, Disillusion, Disillusionment, Disorder, Displeasure, Dispute, Disrespect, Dissatisfaction, Dissent, Dissentience, Distaste, Distemper, Endemic, Endemic disease, Endocrine disease, Epidemic disease, Exception, Exclusion, Expostulation, Faultfinding, Fractiousness, Functional disease, Fungus disease, Gastrointestinal disease, Genetic disease, Grievance, Grievance committee, Gripe, Griping, Groan, Groaning, Grouse, Grousing, Grumble, Grumbling, Handicap, Hereditary disease, Holler, Howl, Iatrogenic disease, Ill, Illness, Impeachment, Implication, Imputation, Indictment, Indignation, Indignation meeting, Indisposition, Infectious disease, Infirmity, Information, Innuendo, Insinuation, Kick, Kicking, Lawsuit, Laying of charges, Libel, Low estimation, Low opinion, Malady, Malaise, March, Morbidity, Morbus, Murmuring, Muscular disease, Narratio, Negativism, Neurological disease, Nolle prosequi, Noncooperation, Nonsuit, Nonviolent protest, Nutritional disease, Objection, Obstinacy, Occupational disease, Opposition, Opposure, Organic disease, Ostracism, Pandemic disease, Passive resistance, Pathological condition, Pathology, Peeve, Peevishness, Pet peeve, Petulance, Picketing, Plaint, Plant disease, Prosecution, Protest, Protest demonstration, Protestation, Protozoan disease, Psychosomatic disease, Qualm, Querulousness, Rally, Reaction, Rebuff, Recalcitrance, Recalcitrancy, Recalcitration, Refractoriness, Rejection, Reluctance, Remonstrance, Remonstration, Renitence, Renitency, Repellence, Repellency, Reproach, Repulse, Repulsion, Resistance, Respiratory disease, Revolt, Rockiness, Scolding, Scruple, Secondary disease, Seediness, Sickishness, Sickness, Signs, Sit-in, Sniping, Squawk, Squawking, Stand, Statement, Statement of facts, Strike, Suit, Symptomatology, Symptomology, Symptoms, Syndrome, Taxing, Teach-in, The pip, Thumbs-down, True bill, Uncooperativeness, Unhappiness, Unspoken accusation, Urogenital disease, Veiled accusation, Virus disease, Wasting disease, Whining, Withstanding, Worm disease, Yapping

How to use Complaint in a sentence?

  1. I submitted a complaint to the owner of the restaurant because all the people that worked for him were lazy and incompetent at their job.
  2. After the company failed to fulfill their obligations, the patron filed a complaint with the local civil court to try to salvage the money which he had spent.
  3. As the television networks programs grew more risqu�, executives knew hardly a day would go by without at least one complaint from a viewer or conservative coalition member .

Meaning of Complaint & Complaint Definition