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Compliment vs. Complaint

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  • Compliment (noun)

    An expression of praise, congratulation, or respect.

  • Compliment (noun)

    Complimentary language; courtesy, flattery.

  • Compliment (noun)

    misspelling of complement

  • Compliment (verb)

    To pay a compliment (to); to express a favorable opinion (of).

  • Compliment (verb)

    misspelling of complement

  • Complaint (noun)

    A grievance, problem, difficulty, or concern; the act of complaining.

    "I have no complaints about the quality of his work, but I don't enjoy his company."

  • Complaint (noun)

    In a civil action, the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim is based;
    The purpose is to give notice to the adversary of the nature and basis of the claim asserted.

  • Complaint (noun)

    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.

  • Complaint (noun)

    A consumer complaint.

  • Complaint (noun)

    A bodily disorder or disease; the symptom of such a disorder.

    "Don't come too close; I've got this nasty complaint."

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Compliment (noun)

    An expression, by word or act, of approbation, regard, confidence, civility, or admiration; a flattering speech or attention; a ceremonious greeting; as, to send one's compliments to a friend.

  • Compliment

    To praise, flatter, or gratify, by expressions of approbation, respect, or congratulation; to make or pay a compliment to.

  • Compliment (verb)

    To pass compliments; to use conventional expressions of respect.

  • Complaint (noun)

    Expression of grief, regret, pain, censure, or resentment; lamentation; murmuring; accusation; fault-finding.

  • Complaint (noun)

    Cause or subject of complaint or murmuring.

  • Complaint (noun)

    An ailment or disease of the body.

  • Complaint (noun)

    A formal allegation or charge against a party made or presented to the appropriate court or officer, as for a wrong done or a crime committed (in the latter case, generally under oath); an information; accusation; the initial bill in proceedings in equity.

Webster Dictionary
  • Compliment (noun)

    a remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration

  • Compliment (verb)

    say something to someone that expresses praise;

    "He complimented her on her last physics paper"

  • Compliment (verb)

    express respect or esteem for

  • Complaint (noun)

    an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining

  • Complaint (noun)

    (formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow

  • Complaint (noun)

    an expression of grievance or resentment

  • Complaint (noun)

    (civil law) the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim for relief is based

  • Complaint (noun)

    (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense;

    "he was arrested on a charge of larceny"

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