What does complaining mean?

Definitions for complaining

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. complaining(a), complaintive(adj)

    expressing pain or dissatisfaction of resentment

    "a complaining boss"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Complaining

    of Complain

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'complaining' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4542

How to pronounce complaining?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say complaining in sign language?

  1. complaining


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of complaining in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of complaining in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of complaining in a Sentence

  1. Jerry Meals:

    It was all because of the dugout complaining on pitches.

  2. Thabiso Monkoe:

    Instead of complaining about darkness rather light a candle

  3. Sheila Poddar:

    She came to the hospital complaining of lower abdominal pain.

  4. William Temple:

    Man alone is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed.

  5. Donald Trump:

    We don’t have to egg them, they have a lot to be complaining about.

Images & Illustrations of complaining

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