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whiny (ˈwaɪnɪ Pronunciation for whiny



Word forms:  whinier,  whiniest
  1. high-pitched and plaintive
  2. peevish; complaining

Example Sentences Including 'whiny'

But Allison was amenable and he didn't hear any of that whiny hurt in her voice.
Wood, Bari Doll's Eyes
His mother always had a squeaky voice, pleading and whiny.
Scarlett Thomas GOING OUT (2002)
I, for one, refuse to be defined by the way my country's current leaders - and their whiny acolytes - have defined Canada.
Ottawa Sun (2003)
Instead, the Creeper makes short work of his prey, a school bus full of whiny teenagers.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Jason Fox It's comedy ska-punk with annoyingly whiny vocals.
NME (New Musical Express) (2002)
O'Shaughnessy concluded with his by now trademark whiny appeal that something be done for him," in the way of a pension at least".
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
So if you think REM are a bunch of whiny old rockers, don't watch.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
The cunning, knowing smile abruptly vanished, turned into a sneer; the warm, vibrant voice turned whiny , in cruel imitation.
Pickard, Nancy No Body


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