whine

When you whine, you complain in a pitiful, annoying way. Your younger sister will whine if your piece of cake is bigger than hers.

Whine is both a noun and a verb. The verb means "to complain bitterly." Kids tend to cry or even yell when they whine, though most adults settle for constant griping and an unwillingness to let it go already. "Poor me" and "It isn't fair" — these are common whines. Whine can describe a high-pitched, screeching noise, like the squeak made by an old, broken machine.

Definitions of whine
1

n a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way

Synonyms:
whimper
Type of:
complaint
an expression of grievance or resentment

v complain whiningly

Synonyms:
grizzle, yammer, yawp
snivel
talk in a tearful manner
Type of:
complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off
express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

v talk in a tearful manner

Synonyms:
snivel
grizzle, yammer, yawp
complain whiningly
Type of:
mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize
express in speech

v make a high-pitched, screeching noise

“My car engine makes a whining noise”
Synonyms:
creak, screak, screech, skreak, squeak
Type of:
make noise, noise, resound
emit a noise

v move with a whining sound

“The bullets were whining past us”
Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

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