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I intend to make a complaint.
Customers lodged a formal complaint about the way they were treated.
An alarming number of complaints have been filed against him.
The county has received complaints that the building is not safe.
All complaints are thoroughly investigated.
The Commission upheld the complaint under Article 13.
If they had a more caring attitude, we’d have less cause for complaint.
This is the American English definition of complaint. View British English definition of complaint.
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