AskDefine | Define repine

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repine v : express discontent

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From re- + pine (verb), modelled on repent.


  • /rɪ'pʌɪn/


  1. to regret; to complain
    • 1988: Beatrix invited me no more to tea but I did not greatly repine. — Anthony Burgess, Any Old Iron


to regret
  • Portuguese: lamentar-se, reclamar

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

be sorry for, bemoan, bewail, deplore, dirge, elegize, fuss, give sorrow words, grieve, keen, kick, knell, lament, moan, mourn, murmur, regret, rue, rue the day, sigh, sing the blues, sorrow, wail, weep over, whine
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