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  • nouncomplaint, cry
  • verbcomplain, cry

synonyms for whine

  • gripe
  • moan
  • wail
  • whimper
  • grouse
  • grumble
  • sob
  • plaintive cry
See also synonyms for: whined / whiner / whining
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antonyms for whine

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  • happiness
  • pleasure
  • compliment
  • praise
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How to use whine in a sentence

Their whines, squeaks, and chittering sounds are unlike many other common forest animals, so listen carefully if you’re eager to know their whereabouts.
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When the machine is operating, it emits a penetrating whine, like a dentist’s drill.
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For above the beat of the rain and the shrill whine of the wind came a strain of music, mournful, yet exquisitely beautiful.
THE OUTDOOR GIRLS IN THE SADDLELAURA LEE HOPE
Talpers's voice had taken on something of a whine, and Lowell straightened up in disgust.
MYSTERY RANCHARTHUR CHAPMAN
A cry, a little cry almost like the whine of a small animal suddenly hurt, escaped from Latour's lips.
THE LIGHT THAT LURESPERCY BREBNER
The only answer was an uneasy whine as the animal crouched close to the man's feet.
THE SHEPHERD OF THE HILLSHAROLD BELL WRIGHT
James thought his kingly power divine And, loathing Puritanic ‘whine,’
A HUMOROUS HISTORY OF ENGLANDC. HARRISON
That complacent remark struck the ear awry, like the whine of a deacons report at a Sunday-school convention.
GARDENS OF THE CARIBBEES, V. 1/2IDA MAY HILL STARR
Behind him he heard shots, heard the angry whine of bullets past his ear.
THE DARK DOORALAN EDWARD NOURSE
All the self-control of his nature could scarcely help him to suppress a whine.
THAT LASS O' LOWRIE'SFRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
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WORDS RELATED TO WHINE

  • bemoan
  • bitch
  • fuss
  • gripe
  • groan
  • grumble
  • protest
  • whine
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.