Complained



[kuh m-pleyn] /kəmˈpleɪn/

verb (used without object)
1.
to express dissatisfaction, pain, uneasiness, censure, resentment, or grief; find fault:
He complained constantly about the noise in the corridor.
2.
to tell of one’s pains, ailments, etc.:
to complain of a backache.
3.
to make a formal accusation:
If you think you’ve been swindled, complain to the police.
/kəmˈpleɪn/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to express resentment, displeasure, etc, esp habitually; grumble
2.
(foll by of) to state the presence of pain, illness, etc, esp in the hope of sympathy: she complained of a headache
v.

late 14c., “find fault, lament,” from stem of Old French complaindre “to lament” (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *complangere, originally “to beat the breast,” from Latin com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + plangere “to strike, beat the breast” (see plague (n.)). Older sense of “lament” died out 17c. Related: Complained; complaining.
see: can’t complain

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