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whimpering

adjective

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whimpering

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of whimpering (Entry 2 of 3)

as in crying, weeping

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whimpering

verb
present participle of whimper

Synonyms & Antonyms of whimpering (Entry 3 of 3)

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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