To express discontent or longing

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.


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  • repine — mid 15c., probably from re , intensive prefix, + PINE (Cf. pine) (v.) yearn …   Etymology dictionary

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  • repine — [ri pīn′] vi. repined, repining [ RE + PINE2] to feel or express unhappiness or discontent; complain; fret repiner n. repiningly adv …   English World dictionary

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  • repine — verb /ɹɪˈpaɪn,ɹᵻˈpʌɪn,ɻəˈpaɪn,ɻiˈpaɪn/ To regret; to complain. But many times we complain, repine, and mutter without a cause, we give way to passions we may resist and will not …   Wiktionary

  • repine — intransitive verb Date: 1530 1. to feel or express dejection or discontent ; complain 2. to long for something • repiner noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • repine — repiner, n. /ri puyn /, v.i., repined, repining. to be fretfully discontented; fret; complain. [1520 30; RE + PINE2] * * * …   Universalium

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