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whimper

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of whimper

  1. an expression of dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment <patiently posed for dozens of photographs without so much as a whimper> Synonyms beef, bitch, bleat, carp, fuss, grievance, gripe, grouch, grouse, grumble, holler, kvetch, lament, miserere, moan, murmur, plaint, squawk, wail, complaint, whine, whinge [British], yammerRelated Words challenge, demur, expostulation, kick, niggle [chiefly British], objection, protest, quibble, remonstrance, stinkNear Antonyms commendation, compliment, plaudit; acclaim, applause, praise; approval, endorsement (also indorsement), sanction




whimper

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of whimper

  1. 1 to utter feeble plaintive cries <the dog whimpered to be let in> Synonyms bleat, mewl, pule Related Words fuss, sniffle, snivel, snuffle, whine; bawl, blub [chiefly British], blubber, cry, sob, weep; peep, squeak; yelp; mumble, murmur, mutter; groan, moan, sigh Near Antonyms scream, screech, shriek, squeal; howl, squall, wail, yowl; call, caterwaul, squawk; bellow, roar

  2. 2 to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely <a good-hearted person, but given to whimpering about trifles> Synonyms beef, bellyache, bitch, bleat, carp, caterwaul, crab, croak, fuss, gripe, grizzle, grouch, grouse, growl, grumble, grump, holler, inveigh, keen, kick, kvetch, maunder [chiefly British], moan, murmur, mutter, nag, repine, scream, squawk, squeal, wail, complain, whine, whinge [British], yammer, yawp (or yaup), yowlRelated Words object (to), protest, quarrel (with); cavil, quibble; fret, stew, worry; blubber, cry, sob; bemoan, bewail, deplore, lamentNear Antonyms accept, bear, countenance, endure, take, tolerate; applaud, cheer, commendAntonyms crow, delight, rejoice




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