Complaint vs Whine - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between complaint and whine
is that complaint
is a grievance, problem, difficulty, or concern; the act of complaining while whine
is a long-drawn, high-pitched complaining cry or sound.
As a verb whine is
to utter a high-pitched cry.
A grievance, problem, difficulty, or concern; the act of complaining.
(legal) In a civil action, the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim is based;
- I have no complaints about the quality of his work, but I don't enjoy his company.
The purpose is to give notice to the adversary of the nature and basis of the claim asserted.
(legal) In criminal law, the preliminary charge or accusation made by one person against another to the appropriate court or officer, usually a magistrate.
However, court proceedings, such as a trial, cannot be instituted until an indictment or information has been handed down against the defendant.
A consumer complaint.
A bodily disorder or disease; the symptom of such a disorder.
- Don't come too close, I've got this nasty complaint .
a long-drawn, high-pitched complaining cry or sound
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, author=Genevieve Koski
, title=Music: Reviews: Justin Bieber: Believe
, work=The Onion AV Club
, passage=The 18-year-old Bieber can’t quite pull off the “adult” thing just yet: His voice may have dropped a bit since the days of “Baby,” but it still mostly registers as “angelic,” and veers toward a pubescent whine
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a complaint or criticism
To utter a high-pitched cry.
To make a sound resembling such a cry.
To complain or protest with a whine or as if with a whine.
To move with a whining sound.
- The jet engines whined at take off.
To utter with the sound of a whine.
- The jet whined into the air.
- The child whined all his complaints.
- Kelly Queen was whining that the boss made him put on his tie.
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