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See definition of repining on Dictionary.com
  • as incomplaining
  • as ingrief
  • as inmourning

synonyms for repining

  • grumbling
  • protesting
  • whining
  • accusing
  • bellyaching
  • bewailing
  • charging
  • deploring
  • disapproving
  • discontented
  • dissenting
  • fretting
  • lamenting
  • moaning
  • mourning
  • murmuring
  • regretting
  • weeping
  • critical
  • malcontent
  • peevish
  • querulous
  • resentful

antonyms for repining

MOST RELEVANT
  • appreciating
  • enjoying
  • praising
  • advantage
  • blessing
  • cheer
  • comfort
  • contentedness
  • contentment
  • gladness
  • good health
  • happiness
  • health
  • joy
  • joyfulness
  • peace
  • pleasure
  • relief
  • satisfaction
  • aid
  • calm
  • help
  • hopefulness
  • delight
  • ecstasy
  • exhilaration
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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How to use repining in a sentence

But, fortunately, they had scant time for repining, and there is nothing like active occupation to banish useless brooding.
DOROTHY AT SKYRIEEVELYN RAYMOND
He has lost that spirit of repining and sarcasm, and lives as if he had an object.'
THE HEIR OF REDCLYFFECHARLOTTE M. YONGE
He endured without repining the bent back, the sightless eyes, and the creaking joints incident to over-maturity.
THE FIEND'S DELIGHTDOD GRILE
And they learned to accept the inequalities of life without repining insolence.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VJOHN LORD
I prepared myself for dismissal, and hoped that, when the hour arrived, I should submit without repining.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXVIII. FEBRUARY, 1843. VOL. LIII.VARIOUS
It was, however, no time for repining; still less for any yielding on my part to a feeling of despondency.
THE CRUISE OF THE "ESMERALDA"HARRY COLLINGWOOD
She yearned to be with him, but she could wait without repining if he would persevere in his good resolutions.
GRIFB. L. (BENJAMIN LEOPOLD) FARJEON
The soul enduring enforced idleness and loss of power without repining.
POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOWVARIOUS
Yet it is downright shocking in me to use language which may at all subject me justly to the imputation of repining.
PRIVATE PAPERS OF WILLIAM WILBERFORCEWILLIAM WILBERFORCE
Weak and gentle spirits have borne without repining, sufferings as great as threaten us.
THE ISLAND HOMERICHARD ARCHER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO REPINING

  • accusing
  • bellyaching
  • bewailing
  • charging
  • critical
  • deploring
  • disapproving
  • discontented
  • dissenting
  • fretting
  • grumbling
  • lamenting
  • malcontent
  • moaning
  • mourning
  • murmuring
  • peevish
  • protesting
  • querulous
  • regretting
  • repining
  • resentful
  • weeping
  • whining
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.