[ hwahy-nee, wahy- ]
/ ˈʰwaɪ ni, ˈwaɪ- /
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adjective, whin·i·er, whin·i·est.
complaining; fretful; cranky: The baby is whiny because he missed his nap.
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OTHER WORDS FROM whinywhin·i·ness, noun
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They are loud and perpetually sticky and whiney and selfish.Why I Choose to Be Child-Free: Readers Share Their Stories|Harry Siegel|February 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"She did refuse to have me on the show," Esters told me in her distinctly non-whiney way.Oprah's Cousin Bashes Book|Alex Heard|April 22, 2010|DAILY BEAST
Mr. Gallon therefore refrained, enlisting the aid of his voice instead, and after a series of those slangey-whiney yaah-hoo!Ask Momma|R. S. Surtees
She was an odious little thing, that Dorothy—always so whiney-piney.Possession|Laurence Housman
British Dictionary definitions for whiny
/ (ˈwaɪnɪ) /
adjective whinier or whiniest
high-pitched and plaintive
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