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Whinge vs. Whine

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Whingeverb

To complain, especially in an annoying or persistent manner.

‘Argh! He has been whinging about it all night, even though he knows there's nothing we can do.’;

Whinenoun

a long-drawn, high-pitched complaining cry or sound

Whingeverb

To whine.

‘I know it won't help but sometimes it feels better to whinge about the things that annoy me.’;

Whinenoun

(derogatory) a complaint or criticism

Whingenoun

A cry.

‘Her whinges grew even shriller and more annoying the longer we had to listen to them.’;

Whineverb

(intransitive) To utter a high-pitched cry.

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Whingenoun

A peevish complaint.

‘I know you don't like it, but your whinges won't solve the problem!’;

Whineverb

(intransitive) To make a sound resembling such a cry.

‘The jet engines whined at take off.’;

Whingeverb

To whine.

Whineverb

(intransitive) To complain or protest with a whine or as if with a whine.

Whingeverb

complain persistently and in a peevish or irritating way

‘stop whingeing and get on with it!’;

Whineverb

(intransitive) To move with a whining sound.

‘The jet whined into the air.’;

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Whingenoun

an act of complaining persistently and peevishly

‘she let off steam by having a good whinge’;

Whineverb

(transitive) To utter with the sound of a whine.

‘The child whined all his complaints.’; ‘Kelly Queen was whining that the boss made him put on his tie.’;

Whineverb

To utter a plaintive cry, as some animals; to moan with a childish noise; to complain, or to tell of sorrow, distress, or the like, in a plaintive, nasal tone; hence, to complain or to beg in a mean, unmanly way; to moan basely.

‘The hounds were . . . staying their coming, but with a whining accent, craving liberty.’; ‘Dost thou come here to whine?’;

Whineverb

To utter or express plaintively, or in a mean, unmanly way; as, to whine out an excuse.

Whinenoun

A plaintive tone; the nasal, childish tone of mean complaint; mean or affected complaint.

Whinenoun

a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way

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Whineverb

move with a whining sound;

‘The bullets were whining past us’;

Whineverb

talk in a tearful manner

Whineverb

complain whiningly

Whinenoun

a long, high-pitched complaining cry

‘the dog gave a small whine’;

Whinenoun

a long, high-pitched unpleasant sound

‘the whine of the engine’;

Whinenoun

a complaining tone of voice

‘there was a hint of a whine in Anna's voice’;

Whinenoun

a feeble or petulant complaint

‘a constant whine about the quality of public services’;

Whineverb

give or make a long, high-pitched complaining cry or sound

‘the dog whined and scratched at the back door’;

Whineverb

complain in a feeble or petulant way

‘she began to whine about how hard she had been forced to work’; ‘‘My legs ache,’ he whined’;

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