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Meaning of REPINE

Pronunciation:  ri'pIn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  express discontent
 

REPINE is a 6 letter word that starts with R.

 

 See Also: complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Re*pine"\ (r?-p?n"), v. i. [Pref. re- + pine to
    languish.]
    1. To fail; to wane. [Obs.] ``Reppening courage yields no
       foot to foe.'' --Spenser.
    
    2. To continue pining; to feel inward discontent which preys
       on the spirits; to indulge in envy or complaint; to
       murmur.
    
             But Lachesis thereat gan to repine.   --Spenser.
    
             What if the head, the eye, or ear repined To serve
             mere engines to the ruling mind?      --Pope.
    
    
  2. \Re*pine"\, n.
    Vexation; mortification. [Obs.] --Shak.
    
    
 

 

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