Cry and Whine


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Cry verb – To shed tears often while making meaningless sounds as a sign of pain or distress.
Usage example: some kids started to cry even before the doctor had given them their shot

Whine is a synonym for cry in weep topic. In some cases you can use "Whine" instead the word "Cry" as a verb or a noun, when it comes to topics like groan, yelling, weep and make sad sounds.
Nearby Words: crying, cried
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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

Cry is a synonym for whine in weep topic. You can use "Cry" instead the word "Whine" as a noun or a verb, if it concerns topics such as activity, moan, wail, groan.
Nearby Words: whined, whining, whin
Synonyms for Whine

How words are described

long long cry long whine
distinctive distinctive cry distinctive whine
loud loud cry loud whine
annoying annoying cry annoying whine
Other adjectives: piercing, famous, eerie, aforementioned, strangled.

Common collocations

time cry time whine time
bit cry bit whine bit

Both words in one sentence

  • His inferiority is cemented when Kayaba easily overrides the code in his game and gives Kirito admin privileges, while Sugou is helpless to do anything about it but whine and cry.
  • Anyone would think Nora would be well-off to be rid of him, but she does nothing but whine and cry over how much she misses him.
  • She's not any kind of fighter, she doesn't want to be involved in 'adventures', but when bad things happen to her, she does her best to get through them, rather than whine and cry about it.
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