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noun: 1. Complaint. 2. Protest. 3. Lamentation.
From from Old French plainte (complaint, cry), from Latin planctus (lamentation), from plangere (to beat one’s breast). Ultimately from the Indo-European root plak- (to strike), which also gave us plaintiff, plague, plankton, fling, complain, apoplectic and plangent. Earliest documented use: 1225.
“That’s how it works in this era of Internet preening, out-of-control partisanship and press-a-button punditry, when anything and everything becomes prompt for a plaint, a rant, a riff.”
Frank Bruni; The Exploitation of Paris; The New York Times; Nov 14, 2015.
See more usage examples of plaint in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:The mind is its own place, and in itself / Can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. -John Milton (9 Dec 1608-1674)