from The Century Dictionary.

  • Expressing or expressive of complaint; lamenting; murmuring: as, to speak in a complaining tone.
  • In the habit of making complaint; fretful; querulous: as, a complaining child.
  • Sick; ill; poorly: as, he is complaining.
  • noun The expression of regret, sorrow, or dissatisfaction; a murmuring; a complaint.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective prenominal uttering complaints. Opposite of uncomplaining.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of complain.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective expressing pain or dissatisfaction of resentment


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