noun see complain

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Complainer — Com*plain er (k[o^]m*pl[=a]n [ e]r), n. One who complains or laments; one who finds fault; a murmurer. Beattie. [1913 Webster] Speechless complainer, I will learn thy thought. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • complainer — index malcontent Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 complainer …   Law dictionary

  • complainer — n. a chronic complainer * * * a chronic complainer …   Combinatory dictionary

  • complainer — [[t]kəmple͟ɪnə(r)[/t]] complainers N COUNT (disapproval) A complainer is someone who complains a lot about their problems or about things they do not like. He was a terrible complainer and used to make a great deal of his illness. Syn: moaner …   English dictionary

  • complainer — complain ► VERB 1) express dissatisfaction or annoyance. 2) (complain of) state that one is suffering from (a symptom of illness). DERIVATIVES complainer noun. ORIGIN Old French complaindre, from Latin complangere bewail …   English terms dictionary

  • complainer — See complain. * * * …   Universalium

  • complainer — noun One who complains, or is known for their complaints. Syn: grumbler, squeaky wheel …   Wiktionary

  • complainer — Synonyms and related words: bellyacher, complainant, crab, crank, croaker, faultfinder, frondeur, griever, griper, grouch, grouser, growler, grumbler, kicker, kvetch, lamenter, malcontent, mourner, murmurer, mutterer, querulous person,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • complainer — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A person who habitually complains or grumbles: crab, faultfinder, grouch, growler, grumbler, grump, murmurer, mutterer, whiner. Informal: crank, griper, grouser. Slang: bellyacher, sorehead, sourpuss. See HAPPY …   English dictionary for students

  • complainer — n. one who complains; whiner, malcontent …   English contemporary dictionary

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