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  • as incarping
  • as incomplaining
  • as inpeevish
  • as inpetulant
  • as inquerulous

synonyms for whining

  • bellyaching
  • caviling
  • criticizing
  • disparaging
  • griping
  • grousing
  • grumbling
  • kvetching
  • moaning
  • nagging
  • niggling
  • quibbling
  • censorious
  • critical
  • deprecatory
  • fault-finding
  • grouchy
  • hypercritical
  • nit-picking
  • overcritical
  • scathing
  • grumbling
  • protesting
  • accusing
  • bellyaching
  • bewailing
  • charging
  • deploring
  • disapproving
  • discontented
  • dissenting
  • fretting
  • lamenting
  • moaning
  • mourning
  • murmuring
  • regretting
  • repining
  • weeping
  • critical
  • malcontent
  • peevish
  • querulous
  • resentful

antonyms for whining

MOST RELEVANT
  • complimentary
  • forgiving
  • agreeable
  • cheerful
  • happy
  • nice
  • patient
  • willing
  • good-natured
  • pleasant
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How to use whining in a sentence

It was her standard response to our questions, which in retrospect probably came out more like whines, about what was about to land on our plates.
AT THE END OF AN ISOLATING YEAR, EVEN THE EMBARRASSING, FRUSTRATING, WEIRD PARTS OF FAMILY GATHERINGS FEEL MISSEDTHERESA VARGASDECEMBER 26, 2020WASHINGTON POST
When I hear (as I often do) some flabby boozer whining and ascribing his trouble to the drinkshop, I despise him.
THE CHEQUERSJAMES RUNCIMAN
Howsomever, I am not dead broke yet, and even if a man is dead broke inself, there is no reason why he should go whining about it.
THE WHALE AND THE GRASSHOPPERSEUMAS O'BRIEN
It is the apt accompaniment of a whining tongue, the fit complement of a verjuice countenance.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
Soon a whining commences, which grows louder and louder, and becomes disagreeable to every person present.
CHARLES DURANTHE AUTHOR OF THE WALDOS
Even on the outside, however, they could hear her shrill, whining protest against any mention of Morley.
THE WINNING CLUEJAMES HAY, JR.
Before that time the word cant had meant a certain kind of singing, and also the whining sound beggars sometimes made.
STORIES THAT WORDS TELL USELIZABETH O'NEILL
A whining sound dwindled and disappeared; some flickering lights went out.
A FEAST OF DEMONSWILLIAM MORRISON
I sat down beside her; she ceased whining, and again held out her hand to me.
DREAM TALES AND PROSE POEMSIVAN TURGENEV
She was an angel, Sanders went about whining when he had no longer a woman to ill-treat.
A WINDOW IN THRUMSJ. M. BARRIE
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WORDS RELATED TO WHINING

  • bellyaching
  • caviling
  • censorious
  • critical
  • criticizing
  • deprecatory
  • disparaging
  • fault-finding
  • griping
  • grouchy
  • grousing
  • grumbling
  • hypercritical
  • kvetching
  • moaning
  • nagging
  • niggling
  • nit-picking
  • overcritical
  • quibbling
  • scathing
  • whining
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.