Definition of whine :
1. A plaintive tone; the nasal, childish tone of mean complaint; mean or affected complaint.
2. 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.
3. To utter or express plaintively, or in a mean, unmanly way; as, to whine out an excuse.
happy, complain, bawl, drone, grouch, grizzle, yowl, stew, brood, bellyache, kick, pule, crab, feelings, mewl, grumble, bitch, skreigh, yawp, yammer, wrawl, blub, murmur, blubber, screak, howl, hum, grump, grouse, squawk, snivel, beef, skreak, gripe
lament (part of speech: verb)
scream (part of speech: verb)
- They whine, they hate, they pick faults everywhere with unhealthy sharpness. - "Uncle Vanya", Anton Checkov.
- What he needed was somebody to tie him to a stake in a dark prairie and let the wind and rain go over him till he got hungry and began to whine. - "Gargoyles", Ben Hecht.
- We can hear the soft whine of scores of shells hurrying all together through the air. - "Letters from France", C. E. W. Bean.