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See definition of whiny on Dictionary.com
  • as indisagreeable
  • as inpetulant
  • as inquerulous

synonyms for whiny

  • obnoxious
  • rude
  • unpleasant
  • bellicose
  • brusque
  • cantankerous
  • churlish
  • contentious
  • contrary
  • cross
  • difficult
  • disobliging
  • disputatious
  • eristic
  • grouchy
  • ill-natured
  • nasty
  • offensive
  • out of sorts
  • peevish
  • pettish
  • petulant
  • querulous
  • snappy
  • surly
  • ugly
  • unfriendly
  • ungracious
  • unlikable
  • uptight
  • waspish

antonyms for whiny

MOST RELEVANT
  • agreeable
  • delightful
  • kind
  • nice
  • pleasant
  • friendly
  • happy
  • inoffensive
  • pleasing
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How to use whiny in a sentence

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After I've been listening to a whiny kid keep complaining for a whole hour.
DISABLED METRO TRAIN STRANDS 109 PASSENGERS IN NORTHEAST WASHINGTONJUSTIN GEORGEMARCH 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I do dislike Mrs. Pryor talking in that whiny-piny voice; and how disagreeable she was about Puck.
SALOMEEMMA MARSHALL
It certainly didn't sound like Tom Grollins's whiny treble, but then—perhaps he was pretending, so as to put her off.
THE RAINBOW BOOK TALES OF FUN & FANCYMABEL HENRIETTE SPIELMANN
"Beth, you really are a whiny child, you always have a grievance," her mother complained.
THE BETH BOOKSARAH GRAND
"I wish I'd had a brother instead of two whiny little kiddy sisters," said Peter.
THE RAILWAY CHILDRENE. NESBIT
His familiar whiny voice he lifted to so high a pitch that every man and boy there heard him.
OLD JUDGE PRIESTIRVIN S. COBB
Near the counter where the food was served out one of the cooks swore interminably in a whiny sing-sing voice.
THREE SOLDIERSJOHN DOS PASSOS
She does get into whiny states, and is regularly tiresome; and the more you notice her, the worse she is.
THE PILLARS OF THE HOUSE, VOL. I (OF 2)CHARLOTTE M. YONGE
In contrast to his size, which was considerable, this Judge Priest had a voice that was high and whiny.
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