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Synonyms for whine
ʰwaɪn, waɪnwhine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. whimper, whineverb

    a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way


  2. whineverb

    move with a whining sound

    "The bullets were whining past us"

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

  3. snivel, whineverb

    talk in a tearful manner

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

  4. whine, squeak, screech, creak, screak, skreakverb

    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, yawpverb

    complain whiningly

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. whineverb

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

  2. whinenoun

    plaintive tone

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. whinenoun

    whimper, puling, complaint

  2. whineverb

    whimper, pule, complain

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How to use whine in a sentence?

  1. Lowman Henry:

    All we've noticed is a bunch of whining about it, our response is : They whine, we win.

  2. James McNeill Whistler:

    Two and two continue to make four, in spite of the whine of the amateur for three, or the cry of the critic for five.

  3. Thomas Tusser:

    For the first fourteen years for a rod they do whine, For the next as a pearl in the world they do shine, For the next trim beauty beginneth to swerve, For the next matrons or drudges they serve, For the next doth crave a staff for a stay, For the next a bier to fetch them away.

  4. Van Vleuten:

    My goal today was to be my best self ever and I succeeded. I mean, we can whine about the miscommunication for a long time, but I could have won gold here in this form. I did very well, yeah, I ’m really proud of it. I mean, it’s a silver medal, but it does have a bit of a shine to it. And it’s also my first medal, is n’t it ? I do have an Olympic medal. A lot of people would kill for that.

  5. Anthony D'Angelo:

    Realize that if you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.

Translations for whine

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  • kňouratCzech
  • hvine, hvinDanish
  • Gejammer, jaulen, jammern, heulen, quengelnGerman
  • zumbar, gimotear, lloriquear, lloriqueo, gimoteoSpanish
  • نق زدن, فغان, ناله, نالیدنPersian
  • ujeltaa, uikuttaa, ulvonta, kitistä, vinkua, vikistäFinnish
  • couiner, pleurnicher, pleurnicherie, geindreFrench
  • cuachIrish
  • siránkozik, vinnyogHungarian
  • piagnucolare, piagnisteo, sibilo, piagnucolio, sibilare, uggiolio, frigno, lagnaItalian
  • ueneMāori
  • zeuren, jammeren, huilenDutch
  • hvin, syte, sutre, hyl, hvine, hyle, jamreNorwegian
  • birra, reclamarPortuguese
  • завывать, плакаться, выть, вой, скулитьRussian
  • สะอื้นThai
  • inlemek, inilti, sızlanma, inleme, inleyişTurkish

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    • A. Ignorant
    • B. Demented
    • C. Stupid
    • D. Contradictory

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