Pronunciation of Whine
/wˈa͡ɪn/, /wˈaɪn/, /w_ˈaɪ_n/
Synonyms for whine:
blubber, blub, mourn.
Other synonyms and related words:
repine, yammer, grievance, holler, complain, yowl, screak, skreigh, complaint, inveigh, carp, fuss, gripe, snivel, plaint, bellyache, bawl, growl, grouch, croak, pule, grouse, kick, Whinge, grumble, Miserere, yawp, wrawl, howl, beef, mumble, grizzle, blubber, skreak, stew, blub, bleat, brood, murmur, sound, squawk.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Usage examples for whine:
- " I sting too hot with life to whine," says the author. - "In a Little Town", Rupert Hughes.
- The old man Hikkeiera, who was very ill during the winter, used to lie day after day, little regarded by his wife, son, daughter, and other relatives, except that his wretched state constituted, as they well knew, a forcible claim upon our charity; and, with this view, it was sure to excite a whine of sympathy and commiseration whenever we visited or spoke of him. - "Three Voyages for the Discovery of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole, Volume 2 (of 2)", Sir William Edward Parry.