verb (used without object)
Origin of complain
Examples from the Web for uncomplaining
Endurance, to excite commiseration, must be uncomplaining—an axiom the aggrieved of the gentle sex should remember.Rookwood|William Harrison Ainsworth
The uncomplaining spirit you possess will greatly aid you in going through the dangers and hardships we may have to encounter.The Wanderers|W.H.G. Kingston
As of old, the women become the nurturing mothers of men, their sisters and uncomplaining helpmates.My Own Story|Emmeline Pankhurst
At all times they were the same patient, quiet, uncomplaining toilers.How Marcus Whitman Saved Oregon|Oliver W. Nixon
My mother was old and frail, and her voice very gentle; she was the most trustful, uncomplaining woman I ever knew.Fighting the Whales|R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for uncomplaining (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for uncomplaining (2 of 2)
Word Origin for complain
Word Origin and History for uncomplaining
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.
Idioms and Phrases with uncomplaining
see can't complain.