1. I〔語句〕words;〔表現〕an expression
    • こういう文句で書き出したらどうだ
    • How about beginning (your essay) with these words?
    • その一節の文句は覚えていないが,とても感動的だった
    • I don't remember the (exact) wording of the passage, but it was very moving.
    • きまり文句
    • a set phrasea stereotyped expression/a cliche [kliːʃéi|−]
    • あいさつの文句
    • expressions used 「in greetings [in exchanging courtesies]
    • 気のきいた[しゃれた]文句を使う
    • use a witty expression
  1. II〔不満,言い分〕a complaint
    • 文句を言う
    • 〔苦情を言う〕make a complaint ((about))/complain ((about))/《口》 beef ((about))/〔異議をとなえる〕make an objection ((to))/object ((to))/〔非難する〕find fault ((with))
    • 食事のことで妻に文句を言った
    • He complained [grumbled] to his wife about the meals.
    • この案に文句があるなら早く言いたまえ
    • If you object [have an objection] to this plan, say so at once.
    • 彼女は嫁のすることにいちいち文句をつけた
    • She found fault with everything her daughter-in-law did.
    • 文句はない
    • have no complaints [《口》 beef] ((about))
    • 今の環境に何も文句はありません
    • I am quite satisfied with my present surroundings.
    • この絵は文句なしに彼の代表作である
    • This painting is 「beyond a doubt [unquestionably] his best work.
    • 文句なしに彼の勝ちだった
    • He won a clear [clear-cut] victory.
    • 彼の演奏は文句なしだった
    • His performance was perfect.