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an expression of dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment
  • patiently posed for dozens of photographs without so much as a whimper

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Synonyms & Antonyms of whimper (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to utter feeble plaintive cries
  • the dog whimpered to be let in

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2 to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely
  • a good-hearted person, but given to whimpering about trifles

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The first known use of whimper was in 1513

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“Whimper.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 17 January 2020.

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