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CEFR C2 Vocabulary - Complaint and Criticism

Here you will learn all the essential words for talking about Complaint and Criticism, collected specifically for level C2 learners.

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CEFR C2 Vocabulary
to remonstrate
[verb]
to argue and express one's disagreement or objection to something
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to grouch
[verb]
to express unhappiness in an irritable manner
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to kvetch
[verb]
to complain or whine persistently and often about trivial matters
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to carp
[verb]
to complain or criticize persistently, often about trivial issues
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to quibble
[verb]
to argue over unimportant things or to complain about them
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to castigate
[verb]
to strongly and harshly criticize someone or something
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to nitpick
[verb]
to find fault or criticize small, insignificant details
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to berate
[verb]
to criticize someone angrily and harshly
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to rail
[verb]
to strongly and angrily criticize or complain about something
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to chastise
[verb]
to severely criticize, often with the intention of correcting someone's behavior or actions
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to upbraid
[verb]
to criticize someone for doing or saying something that one believes to be wrong
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to rant
[verb]
to speak loudly, expressing strong opinions or complaints
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to cavil
[verb]
to make objections, often over small details without a good reason
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to demur
[verb]
to express one's disagreement, refusal, or reluctance
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to whinge
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to complain in a persistent and annoying manner
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to bleat
[verb]
to express dissatisfaction in a way that is annoying or repetitive
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to beef
[verb]
to express one's dissatisfaction about something, often informally
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to fulminate
[verb]
to strongly criticize or condemn
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to find fault with sb/sth
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to identify or point out flaws, errors, or shortcomings in someone or something
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