complaining complaining (k[o^]m*pl[=a]n"[i^]mg) adj. uttering complaints. Opposite of {uncomplaining}. [prenominal]

Note: [Narrower terms: {faultfinding, grumbling(prenominal)}: {fretful, querulous, whiney, whining(prenominal), whiny}; {protesting(prenominal), protestant}]

Syn: complaintive. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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