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Definitions for whimper
ˈʰwɪm pər, ˈwɪm-whim·per

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word whimper.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. whimper, whineverb

    a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way

  2. wail, whimper, mewl, puleverb

    cry weakly or softly

    "she wailed with pain"

Wiktionary

  1. whimpernoun

    A low intermittent sob.

  2. whimperverb

    To cry or sob softly and intermittently.

  3. whimperverb

    To say something in a whimpering manner.

    "Master, please don't punish me!" he whimpered.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whimperverb

    to cry with a low, whining, broken voice; to whine; to complain; as, a child whimpers

    Etymology: [Cf. Scot. whimmer, G. wimmern.]

  2. Whimperverb

    to utter in alow, whining tone

    Etymology: [Cf. Scot. whimmer, G. wimmern.]

  3. Whimpernoun

    a low, whining, broken cry; a low, whining sound, expressive of complaint or grief

    Etymology: [Cf. Scot. whimmer, G. wimmern.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Whimper

    hwim′pėr, v.i. to cry with a low, whining voice.—n. a peevish cry.—ns. Whim′perer, one who whimpers; Whim′pering, peevish crying.—adv. Whim′peringly.—Be on the whimper, to be peevish and ready to cry. [Scot. whimmer; Ger. wimmern; perh. from the root of whine.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whimper in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whimper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of whimper in a Sentence

  1. Polk County:

    At that moment in time, we heard another volley and a woman scream and a baby whimper.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    ] Why should you care? - Aside from the philosophical question of whether the government can or should have the power to regulate the internet, the regulations themselves could cause your binge-watching habits to be slightly more frustrating. With the new FCC rules, no Internet provider would be allowed to buy faster lines than another provider. So whether you have Comcast’s Xfinity or Time Warner, Frank Underwood’s diabolic takeover will take the same time to load. Hillary agrees with Silicon Valley donors - TIME: IMMIGRATION STANDOFF LIKELY TO END WITH A WHIMPER, NOT A BANG WaPo:.

  3. T. S. Eliot:

    This is the way the world endsThis is the way the world endsThis is the way the world endsNot with a bang but a whimper.

  4. Steve Vladeck:

    Once again, the court's involvement in the 2020 election is going out with a whimper, not a bang.

  5. Pedro Freyre:

    It’s over and done in Miami. It died with a whimper.

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    the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry
    • A. peccadillo
    • B. encumbrance
    • C. abandon
    • D. recital

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