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Princeton's WordNet

  1. repineverb

    express discontent


  1. repineverb

    To regret; to complain.

    Etymology: Believed to have been formed (with uncertainty, due to the unusual formation) as , with the verb (first attested in 1529) giving rise to the noun (first attested in 1593); compare the verb repinen, which may be related.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Repineverb

    to fail; to wane

    Etymology: [Pref. re- + pine to languish.]

  2. Repineverb

    to continue pining; to feel inward discontent which preys on the spirits; to indulge in envy or complaint; to murmur

    Etymology: [Pref. re- + pine to languish.]

  3. Repinenoun

    vexation; mortification

    Etymology: [Pref. re- + pine to languish.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Repine

    rē-pīn′, v.i. to fret one's self (with at or against): to feel discontent: to murmur: to envy.—n. (Shak.) a repining.—ns. Repī′ner; Repī′ning, the act of one who repines: (Spens.) a failing, as of courage.—adv. Repī′ningly.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of repine in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of repine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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    a petty misdeed
    • A. peccadillo
    • B. wavering
    • C. flair
    • D. concoction

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