repine


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re·pine

 (rĭ-pīn′)
intr.v. re·pined, re·pin·ing, re·pines
1. To be discontented or low in spirits; complain or fret.
2. To yearn after something: Immigrants who repined for their homeland.

[Middle English repinen, to be aggrieved : re-, re- + pinen, to yearn; see pine2.]

re·pin′er n.

repine

(rɪˈpaɪn)
vb
(intr) to be fretful or low-spirited through discontent
[C16: from re- + pine2]

re•pine

(rɪˈpaɪn)

v.i. -pined, -pin•ing.
1. to fret or complain.
2. to yearn for something.
[1520–30; appar. on the model of repent1]

repine


Past participle: repined
Gerund: repining

Imperative
repine
repine
Present
I repine
you repine
he/she/it repines
we repine
you repine
they repine
Preterite
I repined
you repined
he/she/it repined
we repined
you repined
they repined
Present Continuous
I am repining
you are repining
he/she/it is repining
we are repining
you are repining
they are repining
Present Perfect
I have repined
you have repined
he/she/it has repined
we have repined
you have repined
they have repined
Past Continuous
I was repining
you were repining
he/she/it was repining
we were repining
you were repining
they were repining
Past Perfect
I had repined
you had repined
he/she/it had repined
we had repined
you had repined
they had repined
Future
I will repine
you will repine
he/she/it will repine
we will repine
you will repine
they will repine
Future Perfect
I will have repined
you will have repined
he/she/it will have repined
we will have repined
you will have repined
they will have repined
Future Continuous
I will be repining
you will be repining
he/she/it will be repining
we will be repining
you will be repining
they will be repining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been repining
you have been repining
he/she/it has been repining
we have been repining
you have been repining
they have been repining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been repining
you will have been repining
he/she/it will have been repining
we will have been repining
you will have been repining
they will have been repining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been repining
you had been repining
he/she/it had been repining
we had been repining
you had been repining
they had been repining
Conditional
I would repine
you would repine
he/she/it would repine
we would repine
you would repine
they would repine
Past Conditional
I would have repined
you would have repined
he/she/it would have repined
we would have repined
you would have repined
they would have repined
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.repine - express discontent
kvetch, plain, quetch, complain, sound off, kick - express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"
Translations

repine

[rɪˈpaɪn] VI (liter) → quejarse (at de) → afligirse (at por)

repine

vi (liter)hadern (geh)(at, against mit)
References in classic literature ?
Far be it from me to repine at his doing so; he had an undoubted right to dispose of his own property as he chose, but, in consequence of it, we have been obliged to make large purchases of linen, china, &c.
And so I ceased to repine for the wound I had made in the heart of Semiramis Wilcox.
Sense of pleasure we may well Spare out of life perhaps, and not repine, But live content, which is the calmest life: But pain is perfet miserie, the worst Of evils, and excessive, overturnes All patience.
And shall a Jewess, like thee, repine because she hath no better?
MY DEAREST MAKAR ALEXIEVITCH,--Are not you, my friend and benefactor, just a little ashamed to repine and give way to such despondency?
Bennet still continued to wonder and repine at his returning no more, and though a day seldom passed in which Elizabeth did not account for it clearly, there was little chance of her ever considering it with less perplexity.
But of this the charming girl never thought; she lived more for her grandmother than for herself, and so long as that venerated relative, almost the only one that remained to her on earth, did not suffer or repine, she herself could be comparatively happy.
On the contrary, she was so totally unused to have her pleasure consulted, or to have anything take place at all in the way she could desire, that she was more disposed to wonder and rejoice in having carried her point so far, than to repine at the counteraction which followed.
Worldly goods are divided unequally, and man must not repine.
Our travellers now walked so fast, that they had very little time or breath for conversation; Jones meditating all the way on Sophia, and Partridge on the bank-bill, which, though it gave him some pleasure, caused him at the same time to repine at fortune, which, in all his walks, had never given him such an opportunity of showing his honesty.
Charlie is expecting her fourth, it isn't for us to repine.
She never seems to repine, but has all the buoyancy and gaiety of childhood.