Complain and Whine

Complain

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Complain verb – To express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely.
Usage example: the time-honored tradition of new recruits complaining about the food in the mess hall

Whine is a synonym for complain in cry topic. In some cases you can use "Whine" instead the word "Complain" as a verb or a noun, when it comes to topics like grumble, protest, find fault, feelings. popular alternative
Nearby Words: complaint, complaining, complainant
Synonyms for Complain

Whine

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Whine verb – To express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely.
Usage example: for the whole of our vacation, the kids whined on and on about the weather

Complain is a synonym for whine in cry topic. You can use "Complain" instead a verb "Whine", if it concerns topics such as grumble, feelings. popular alternative
Nearby Words: whined, whining, whin
Synonyms for Whine

Common collocations

time complain time whine time

Both words in one sentence

  • Everybody Hates Mathematics You'll even nod like a happy idiot when you learn what a haiku is, and you never complain or whine about how you'll never use this in your "life." When is the last time you wrote a haiku, asshole?
  • Despite not being the main character, his woobie moments about his soon-to-be death despite being only nine years old are offset by not choosing to whine or complain, but choosing to forge forward instead.
  • Frontline General: Any highly ranked officer can serve on the front lines, no matter how much they whine or complain when forced into battle.
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