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repine

[ri-pahyn] /rɪˈpaɪn/
verb (used without object), repined, repining.
1.
to be fretfully discontented; fret; complain.
Origin of repine
1520-1530
First recorded in 1520-30; re- + pine2
Related forms
repiner, noun
unrepined, adjective
unrepining, adjective
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repine

/rɪˈpaɪn/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to be fretful or low-spirited through discontent
Word Origin
C16: from re- + pine²
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repine

v.

"to be fretfully discontented," mid-15c., probably from re-, here likely an intensive prefix, + pine (v.) "yearn." Related: Repined; repining.

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