What does the word repine mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Repiner.

  • Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: verb intransitive

  • To be discontented; complain.

Usage examples for repine

  1. I know that it is just, and I bow to my sentence; but can you blame me if I am restless and if I repine? – Falkland, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  2. I make my moan of woes, whereat it boots not to repine." – Tales from the Arabic Volume 3 by John Payne
  3. The duke sighed- perhaps he thought that it would be all the better if she had; but, fancying there was something, after all, slightly contemptuous in her manner, as though she thought it unmanly in him to repine about leaving her, he said no more. – Wife in Name Only by Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay)