Whinge vs Moan - What's the difference?

whinge | moan |


As verbs the difference between whinge and moan

is that whinge is (uk|au|nz|irish) to complain, especially in an annoying or persistent manner while moan is .

As nouns the difference between whinge and moan

is that whinge is (uk|au|nz|irish) a cry while moan is a low, mournful cry of pain, sorrow or pleasure.

whinge

English

Alternative forms

* winge (archaic) * quhynge (qualifier)

Verb

  • (UK, AU, NZ, Irish) To complain, especially in an annoying or persistent manner.
  • (UK, AU, NZ, Irish) To whine.
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  • * 2012 , John Lyons, The Australian, 1st Dec issue, Action stations as sea giants stay vigilant on the frontline
  • "You know the problem these days with young people? Get them to carry a 500-pound bomb and within 30 seconds they're making noises," he says, imitating a whingeing sound.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (UK, AU, NZ, Irish) A cry.
  • (UK, AU, NZ, Irish) A complaint.
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    moan

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • a low, mournful cry of pain, sorrow or pleasure
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • * 1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , VI.7:
  • Much did the Craven seeme to mone his case […].
  • * Prior
  • Ye floods, ye woods, ye echoes, moan / My dear Columbo, dead and gone.
  • (obsolete) To distress (someone); to sadden.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • which infinitely moans me
  • To make a moan or similar sound.
  • To say in a moan, or with a moaning voice.
  • ‘Please don't leave me,’ he moaned .
  • (colloquial) To complain; to grumble.
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    Derived terms

    * moaner * moany

    See also

    * murmur * protest * lament

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