[ hwahyn, wahyn ]
/ ʰwaɪn, waɪn /
verb (used without object), whined, whin·ing.
to utter a low, usually nasal, complaining cry or sound, as from uneasiness, discontent, peevishness, etc.: The puppies were whining from hunger.
to snivel or complain in a peevish, self-pitying way: He is always whining about his problems.
verb (used with object), whined, whin·ing.
to utter with or as if with a whine: I whined my litany of complaints.
a whining utterance, sound, or tone.
a feeble, peevish complaint.
Words nearby whine
Origin of whine
before 1150; Middle English whinen (v.), Old English hwīnan to whiz; cognate with Old Norse hvīna
OTHER WORDS FROM whinewhin·er, nounwhin·ing·ly, adverbun·whin·ing, adjectiveun·whin·ing·ly, adverb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH whinewine whine
synonym study for whine
2. See complain.
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British Dictionary definitions for unwhining
/ (waɪn) /
a long high-pitched plaintive cry or moan
a continuous high-pitched sound
a peevish complaint, esp one repeated
to make a whine or utter in a whine
Derived forms of whinewhiner, nounwhining, adjectivewhiningly, adverb
Word Origin for whine
Old English hwīnan; related to Old Norse hvīna, Swedish hvija to scream
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