Complain and Lament


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Complain verb – To express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely.
Usage example: the time-honored tradition of new recruits complaining about the food in the mess hall

Lament is a synonym for complain in find fault topic. In some cases you can use "Lament" instead the word "Complain" as a verb or a noun, when it comes to topics like object to, grumble about.
Nearby Words: complaint, complaining, complainant
Synonyms for Complain


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Lament verb – Regret strongly.
Usage example: we lamented the loss of benefits

Complain is a synonym for lament in demand noisily topic. You can use "Complain" instead the word "Lament" as a verb or a noun.
Nearby Words: lamentation, lamentable, lamenting, lamented, lamentably
Synonyms for Lament

Common collocations

name complain name lament name
fact complain fact lament fact
existence complain existence lament existence
times complain times lament times
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