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 Dictionary entry overview: What does whining mean? 

WHINING (adjective)
  The adjective WHINING has 2 senses:

1. long and high-pitched like a whine or plaintive crying
2. habitually complaining

  Familiarity information: WHINING used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

WHINING (adjective)

Sense 1whining [BACK TO TOP]


Long and high-pitched like a whine or plaintive crying


noisy (full of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds)

Sense 2whining [BACK TO TOP]


Habitually complaining


querulous; whiney; whiny; fretful; whining

Context example:

a whining child


complaining; complaintive (expressing pain or dissatisfaction of resentment)

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