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Synonyms

complain

verb

to say that you are not satisfied with something

mutter

verb

to complain indirectly or unofficially

lodge

verb

to formally make something such as a complaint or a claim

moan

verb

to complain about something in an annoying way

grumble

verb

to complain, especially continuously and about unimportant things

murmur

verb

formal to complain in a quiet or secret way about someone or something

whinge

verb

Britishinformal to complain, especially in a way that annoys other people

take something further

to make an official complaint, or to take legal action

kick up a fuss/stink/row/dust

informal to complain very angrily about someone or something

raise the roof

to complain in an angry noisy way

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beef

verb

informal to complain

be/get onto someone

to speak to someone in order to complain or ask something

be/go on at someone

to keep asking someone to do something, or keep complaining about their behaviour, in a way that annoys them

bellyache

verb

informal to complain a lot in a way that annoys other people

bemoan

verb

formal to complain or say that you are disappointed about something

bend someone’s ear

to talk to someone for a long time, especially in order to complain about something or to discuss a problem

bewail

verb

literary to complain strongly about something that makes you sad, disappointed, or upset

bitch

verb

informal to complain or say unkind things about someone or something, especially about someone who is not present

bleat

verb

to complain about something in a weak voice or in an annoying way

carp

verb

to complain a lot, especially about things that are not important

complain of

formal to say that something bad has happened

gnash your teeth

to protest about something in an angry way

gripe

verb

informal to complain continuously in an annoying way

groan

verb

to speak about something in a way that shows you are unhappy

grouch

verb

informal to complain a lot, often without good reason

grouse

verb

informal to complain, often about unimportant things

grumble

verb

to say something in a complaining way

harp on

to keep talking or complaining about something in a way that makes people bored or annoyed

kick against

to react against someone or something that you do not like but cannot change

kvetch

verb

mainly Americaninformal to complain a lot, especially about something that is not important

make a song and dance about something

to complain a lot about something in an annoying and unnecessary way

mouth off

to give your opinions about something in a very annoying way, especially when you are complaining or criticizing something

object

verb

to be opposed to something, or to express your opposition to it in words

protest

verb

to disagree strongly with something, often by making a formal statement or taking action in public

quibble

verb

to argue or complain about something that is not important

raise hell

to complain loudly

rant

verb

to complain or talk loudly and angrily for a long time, sometimes saying unreasonable things

rant and rave

to shout and complain angrily about something

remonstrate

verb

formal to argue with, complain to, or criticize someone about something

scream the place down

to complain or protest in a way that attracts a lot of attention

snivel

verb

showing disapproval to cry or to complain, especially in a way that seems weak or annoying

start

verb

informal to begin to complain or be angry about something

start on

informal to begin to criticize or complain about someone or something

whine

verb

to complain in a way that annoys other people

whine

verb

to say something in this way

yammer

verb

informal to talk or complain a lot

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