gripe

Exam frequency

GRE

low

Banks

medium

Civil Services

low

Meaning(s)

complain about something

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gripe - complain

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Typically, when you ‘gripe’, you complain about something trivial, or at least something that might seem trivial to others. Due to that, and the fact that this word can also express a persistent form of complaining, a person who gripes is generally considered highly irritating.

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Synonyms object
Antonyms flatter,rejoice

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  1. My biggest gripe about working there is the lack of a proper chain of command.

  2. Please stop griping! I’m sick and tired of hearing you banging on about things.

  3. Most of the team were happy with their assigned roles, but some griped about not having enough responsibility.

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