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Synonyms for whine
ʰwaɪn, waɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. whimper, whine(verb)

    a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way


  2. whine(verb)

    move with a whining sound

    "The bullets were whining past us"

    yawp, skreak, snivel, creak, yammer, screech, squeak, grizzle, screak

  3. snivel, whine(verb)

    talk in a tearful manner

    grizzle, yawp, sniffle, skreak, snivel, creak, squeak, screech, blubber, screak, yammer, blub, snuffle

  4. whine, squeak, screech, creak, screak, skreak(verb)

    make a high-pitched, screeching noise

    "The door creaked when I opened it slowly"; "My car engine makes a whining noise"

    yawp, skreak, snivel, squawk, creak, yammer, screech, squeak, grizzle, screak, skreigh

  5. whine, grizzle, yammer, yawp(verb)

    complain whiningly

    stew, howl, yawp, skreak, snivel, yowl, creak, yammer, bawl, screech, brood, squeak, grizzle, wrawl, screak

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. whine(v. n.)

    cry (plaintively), moan (in a childish way)

  2. whine(n.)

    plaintive tone

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. whine(n)

    whimper, puling, complaint

  2. whine(v)

    whimper, pule, complain

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How to use whine in a sentence?

  1. Swedish Proverb:

    Fear less, hope more Whine less, breathe more

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    All good things in life will come to you, as our Swedish friends say, if you: Fear less, Hope more; Whine less, Breathe more; Talk less, Say more; Hate less, Love more. And all good things are yours!

  3. Joan Didion:

    When we start deceiving ourselves into thinking not that we want something or need something, not that it is a pragmatic necessity for us to have it, but that it is a moral imperative that we have it, then is when we join the fashionable madmen, and then is when the thin whine of hysteria is heard in the land, and then is when we are in bad trouble.

  4. Larry Sabato:

    Maybe he gets on TV to whine about the debate, but he uses the rest of the time to say, 'Here's what I stand for,' then suddenly people start paying attention. Democratic activists will actually know who he is.

  5. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Wine will make you whine all the day long.

Translations for whine

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  • kňouratCzech
  • hvine, hvinDanish
  • jaulen, jammern, quengeln, Gejammer, heulenGerman
  • gimoteo, gimotear, lloriquear, zumbar, lloriqueoSpanish
  • فغان, نالیدن, نق زدن, نالهPersian
  • vikistä, vinkua, kitistä, ujeltaa, ulvonta, uikuttaaFinnish
  • pleurnicherie, couiner, pleurnicher, geindreFrench
  • cuachIrish
  • vinnyog, siránkozikHungarian
  • lagna, frigno, uggiolio, sibilare, piagnucolare, piagnisteo, sibilo, piagnucolioItalian
  • ueneMāori
  • zeuren, huilen, jammerenDutch
  • hvin, hvine, hyle, jamre, hyl, sutre, syteNorwegian
  • reclamar, birraPortuguese
  • вой, выть, скулить, завывать, плакатьсяRussian
  • สะอื้นThai
  • inilti, inleyiş, inleme, sızlanma, inlemekTurkish

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