Whiney vs Complain - What's the difference?

whiney | complain |


As an adjective whiney

is .

As a verb complain is

to express feelings of pain, dissatisfaction, or resentment.

whiney

English

Adjective

(er)
  • complain

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To express feelings of pain, dissatisfaction, or resentment.
  • Joe was always complaining about the noise made by his neighbours.
  • * Milton
  • O loss of sight, of thee I most complain !
  • To make a formal accusation or bring a formal charge.
  • They've complained about me to the police again.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Now, Master Shallow, you'll complain of me to the king?
  • To creak or squeak, as a timber or wheel.
  • the complaining bed-springs

    Synonyms

    * grumble * grouse * grump * bitch * beef * gripe * whine * kvetch * moan * whinge * See also