Origin of complaint
Synonyms for complaint
Examples from the Web for counter-complaint
Historical Examples of counter-complaint
There was a vast amount of whisper and low-toned wordiness, subsurface complaint and counter-complaint.Dominie Dean
Ellis Parker Butler
late 14c., "lamentation, grief," from Old French complainte (12c.) "complaint, lament," noun use of fem. past participle of complaindre (see complain). Meaning "bodily ailment" is from 1705 (often in U.S. colloquial use generalized as complaints).