Synonyms and related words:
Jeremianic, beef, beefing, bellyache, bellyaching, bitch, bitching, complaint, complaintful, crabbing, crabby, cranky, croaking, destructive criticism, disappointed, discontented, disgruntled, displeased, disputatious, disputing, dissatisfied, dissent, dissentient, dissenting, envious, faultfinding, fractious, fretful, grievance, gripe, griping, groan, groaning, grouchy, grouse, grousing, growling, grumbling, holler, howl, howling, kick, kicking, lamentive, malcontent, malcontented, moanful, mournful, murmuring, muttering, noncooperative, objecting, obstructive, on the barricades, out of humor, peeve, peevish, peevishness, pet peeve, petulance, petulant, plaintive, plangent, proof against, protest, protesting, puling, querulant, querulous, querulousness, rebellious, recalcitrant, refractory, reluctant, renitent, repellent, resentful, resistant, resisting, resistive, restive, restless, retardant, retardative, scolding, sniping, sorrowful, squawk, squawking, sulky, ululant, unaccepting, unaccommodating, uncooperative, uneasy, unfulfilled, ungratified, unhappy, unsatisfied, unsubmissive, unyielding, up in arms, wailful, whimpering, whining, whiny, withstanding, yapping

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