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complaint

noun uk   /kəmˈpleɪnt/ us  

complaint noun (REPORT OF A PROBLEM)

B1 [C or U] a statement that something is wrong or not satisfactory: We've received a complaint from one of our listeners about offensive language. I've made a complaint (= formally complained) to the police about the noise. [+ that] We've had complaints that you've been playing your radio too loud. Do you have any grounds for complaint (= reason to formally complain)?
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complaint noun (ILLNESS)

[C] an illness: a heart/stomach complaint
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