unwhimpering

whimper

[hwim-per, wim-]
verb (used without object)
1.
to cry with low, plaintive, broken sounds.
verb (used with object)
2.
to utter in a whimper.
noun
3.
a whimpering cry or sound.

Origin:
1505–15; obsolete whimp to whine + -er6

whimperer, noun
whimperingly, adverb
unwhimpering, adjective
unwhimperingly, adverb


1. whine, weep, sob. 3. whine, sob.
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whimper (ˈwɪmpə)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to cry, sob, or whine softly or intermittently
2.  to complain or say (something) in a whining plaintive way
 
n
3.  a soft plaintive whine
 
[C16: from dialect whimp, of imitative origin]
 
'whimperer
 
n
 
'whimpering
 
n
 
'whimperingly
 
adv

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whimper
1513, probably of imitative origin, or from Ger. wimmern "to whimper, moan." The noun is first recorded c.1700.
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