- to be fretfully discontented; fret; complain.
Origin of repine
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Examples from the Web for unrepining
I should like to grow old like that, calmly, unafraid and unrepining.In the Wilderness
Who that ever stooped his head beneath a Highland hut would grudge a few gallons of Glenlivet to its poor but unrepining inmates?
Great Brutus bowed by the sorrow of a strong man's unrepining emotion.The Vision Spendid
William MacLeod Raine
And as he saw into the depths of that pure heart, its stainless purity, its unrepining sorrow, he trembled and was silent.Wee Wifie
Rosa Nouchette Carey
He retired to his bed before the kitchen range, and gradually and slowly he faded away: amiable, unrepining, devoted to the end.A Boy I Knew and Four Dogs
- (intr) to be fretful or low-spirited through discontent
C16: from re- + pine ²
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Word Origin and History for unrepining
"to be fretfully discontented," mid-15c., probably from re-, here likely an intensive prefix, + pine (v.) "yearn." Related: Repined; repining.
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