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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·plain v. i. [imp. & p. p. Complained p. pr. & vb. n. Complaining.]
 1. To give utterance to expression of grief, pain, censure, regret. etc.; to lament; to murmur; to find fault; -- commonly used with of. Also, to creak or squeak, as a timber or wheel.
    O loss of sight, of thee I most complain!   --Milton.
 2. To make a formal accusation; to make a charge.
    Now, Master Shallow, you'll complain of me to the king?   --Shak.
 Syn: -- To repine; grumble; deplore; bewail; grieve; mourn; regret; murmur.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : expressing pain or dissatisfaction of resentment; "a
            complaining wife" [syn: complaining(a), complaintive]
            [ant: uncomplaining]