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whiny  (ˈwaɪnɪ



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

Example Sentences Including 'whiny'

The cunning, knowing smile abruptly vanished, turned into a sneer; the warm, vibrant voice turned whiny , in cruel imitation.
Pickard, Nancy No Body
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)


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