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complaining (n.)

"expression of suffering, grievance, blame," late 14c., verbal noun from complain (v.). Related: Complainingly.

updated on February 09, 2018

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Definitions of complaining from WordNet

complaining (adj.)
expressing pain or dissatisfaction of resentment;
a complaining boss
Synonyms: complaintive
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