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Synonyms of 'grouse'

(verb) 
Definition
to complain or grumble
`How come they never tell us what's going on?' he groused.
Synonyms
complain
She never complains about her situation.
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moan (informal)
I used to moan if I didn't get at least 8 hours' sleep.
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grumble
`This is very inconvenient,' she grumbled.
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gripe (informal)
She started griping about the prices they were charging.
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beef (slang)
She was beefing about what he had done.
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carp
He has many detractors who carp at his old-fashioned style.
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bitch (slang)
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whine
He whined about his project throughout the entire meeting.
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whinge (informal)
people who whinge about their alleged misfortunes
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bleat
They are always bleating about `unfair' foreign competition.
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find fault
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grouch (informal)
They grouched about how hard-up they were.
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bellyache (slang)
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kvetch (US, slang)
(noun) 
Definition
a persistent complaint
There have been grouses about the economy, interest rates and house prices.
Synonyms
complaint
I don't have any complaints about the way I've been treated.
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protest
a protest against people's growing economic hardship
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objection
This objection has obviously been dropped.
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moan (informal)
They have been listening to people's gripes and moans.
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grievance
They felt they had a legitimate grievance.
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grumble
My grumble is with the structure and organization of the material.
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gripe (informal)
My only gripe is that just one main course and one dessert were available.
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beef (slang)
I really don't have a beef with Wayne.
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grouch (informal)
One of their biggest grouches is the new system of payment.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of beef
Definition
to complain
She was beefing about what he had done.
Synonyms
moan (informal),
bitch (slang),
gripe (informal),
whinge (informal),
find fault,
kick up a fuss (informal),
grouch (informal),
bellyache (slang),
kvetch (US, slang)
in the sense of beef
Definition
a complaint
I really don't have a beef with Wayne.
in the sense of bleat
Definition
to whine
They are always bleating about `unfair' foreign competition.
Synonyms
moan (informal),
bitch (slang),
gripe (informal),
beef (slang),
whinge (informal),
find fault,
put the boot in (slang),
kick up a fuss (informal),
grouch (informal),
bellyache (slang),
kvetch (US, slang)

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collective nouns broodcoveypack

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