Complain vs Whine - What's the difference?
Whine is a synonym of complain.
As verbs the difference between complain and whine
is that complain
is to express feelings of pain, dissatisfaction, or resentment while whine
is to utter a high-pitched cry.
As a noun whine is
a long-drawn, high-pitched complaining cry or sound.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
To express feelings of pain, dissatisfaction, or resentment.
- Joe was always complaining about the noise made by his neighbours.
To make a formal accusation or bring a formal charge.
- O loss of sight, of thee I most complain !
- They've complained about me to the police again.
To creak or squeak, as a timber or wheel.
- Now, Master Shallow, you'll complain of me to the king?
- the complaining bed-springs
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a long-drawn, high-pitched complaining cry or sound
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a complaint or criticism
To utter a high-pitched cry.
To make a sound resembling such a cry.
To complain or protest with a whine or as if with a whine.
To move with a whining sound.
- The jet engines whined at take off.
To utter with the sound of a whine.
- The jet whined into the air.
- The child whined all his complaints.
- Kelly Queen was whining that the boss made him put on his tie.
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