AskDefine | Define whimpering

The Collaborative Dictionary

Whimper \Whim"per\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whimpered; p. pr. & vb. n. Whimpering.] [Cf. Scot. whimmer, G. wimmern.] To cry with a low, whining, broken voice; to whine; to complain; as, a child whimpers. [1913 Webster] Was there ever yet preacher but there were gainsayers that spurned, that winced, that whimpered against him? --Latimer. [1913 Webster]

Moby Thesaurus

Jeremianic, bawling, blubbering, complaining, cry, crying, dissolved in tears, faultfinding, fit of crying, flood of tears, fretful, good cry, greet, howling, in tears, lachryma, lachrymal, lachrymose, lachrymosity, lacrimatory, lamentive, melting mood, moanful, mournful, overflowing eyes, peevish, petulant, plaintive, plangent, puling, querulous, ready to cry, sniveling, sobbing, sorrowful, tear, tear bottle, teardrop, tearful, tearful eyes, tearfulness, tears, teary, ululant, wailful, weepiness, weeping, weepy, whining, whiny, with eyes suffused

English

Verb

whimpering
  1. present participle of whimper
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