Definition Of complaint


a statement that a situation is unsatisfactory or unacceptable.

I intend to make an official complaint

an illness or medical condition, especially a relatively minor one.

she is receiving treatment for her skin complaint

Example Of complaint

  • A 43-year-old man was admitted with a chief complaint of seizures, fever, and possible aspiration pneumonia.

  • A friend of mine in the US subsequently wrote in to the offices of Power 99 FM, the station that had suddenly been flooded with letters of complaint .

  • a letter of complaint

  • A letter of complaint has been sent to An Post about the anglicisation of its name to The Post Office and a motion condemning this retrograde step was passed unanimously.

  • Accustomed to an ample news presentation at home, Turner, when he travels, has the familiar complaint that some papers these days seem not to have much in them.

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