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Related to whimpers: bawling, tearfully, tearful, mewls, sobbed

whim·per

 (wĭm′pər, hwĭm′-)
v. whim·pered, whim·per·ing, whim·pers
v.intr.
1. To cry or sob with soft intermittent sounds; whine.
2. To complain.
v.tr.
To utter in a whimper.
n.
A low, broken, sobbing sound; a whine.

[Probably imitative.]

whim′per·er n.
whim′per·ing·ly adv.

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
a soft plaintive whine
[C16: from dialect whimp, of imitative origin]
ˈwhimperer n
ˈwhimpering n
ˈwhimperingly adv

whim•per

(ˈʰwɪm pər, ˈwɪm-)

v.i.
1. to cry with low plaintive sounds.
v.t.
2. to utter in a whimper.
n.
3. a whimpering sound.
[1505–15; obsolete whimp to whine (of expressive orig.) + -er6]
whim′per•er, n.
whim′per•ing•ly, adv.

whimper


Past participle: whimpered
Gerund: whimpering

Imperative
whimper
whimper
Present
I whimper
you whimper
he/she/it whimpers
we whimper
you whimper
they whimper
Preterite
I whimpered
you whimpered
he/she/it whimpered
we whimpered
you whimpered
they whimpered
Present Continuous
I am whimpering
you are whimpering
he/she/it is whimpering
we are whimpering
you are whimpering
they are whimpering
Present Perfect
I have whimpered
you have whimpered
he/she/it has whimpered
we have whimpered
you have whimpered
they have whimpered
Past Continuous
I was whimpering
you were whimpering
he/she/it was whimpering
we were whimpering
you were whimpering
they were whimpering
Past Perfect
I had whimpered
you had whimpered
he/she/it had whimpered
we had whimpered
you had whimpered
they had whimpered
Future
I will whimper
you will whimper
he/she/it will whimper
we will whimper
you will whimper
they will whimper
Future Perfect
I will have whimpered
you will have whimpered
he/she/it will have whimpered
we will have whimpered
you will have whimpered
they will have whimpered
Future Continuous
I will be whimpering
you will be whimpering
he/she/it will be whimpering
we will be whimpering
you will be whimpering
they will be whimpering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been whimpering
you have been whimpering
he/she/it has been whimpering
we have been whimpering
you have been whimpering
they have been whimpering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been whimpering
you will have been whimpering
he/she/it will have been whimpering
we will have been whimpering
you will have been whimpering
they will have been whimpering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been whimpering
you had been whimpering
he/she/it had been whimpering
we had been whimpering
you had been whimpering
they had been whimpering
Conditional
I would whimper
you would whimper
he/she/it would whimper
we would whimper
you would whimper
they would whimper
Past Conditional
I would have whimpered
you would have whimpered
he/she/it would have whimpered
we would have whimpered
you would have whimpered
they would have whimpered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whimper - a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way
complaint - an expression of grievance or resentment
Verb1.whimper - cry weakly or softlywhimper - cry weakly or softly; "she wailed with pain"
weep, cry - shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain; "She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death"; "The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs"

whimper

verb
1. cry, moan, sob, weep, whine, whinge (informal), grizzle (informal, chiefly Brit.), blubber, snivel, blub (slang), mewl She lay at the bottom of the stairs, whimpering in pain.
noun
1. sob, moan, whine, snivel David's crying subsided to a whimper.

whimper

verb
To cry with soft, intermittent, often plaintive sounds:
Translations
نَشيج، شَكْوىيَنْشِجُ، يَشْكو باكِيا
klynkeklynken
nyöszörgés
kjökra, snöktakjökur, snökt
verkšlenti
smilkstēšanasmilkstētsmilkstišņukstēšanašņukstēt
kňučanie
ağlamaağlamaklı konuşmaksızlamasızlanmak

whimper

[ˈwɪmpəʳ]
A. N [from dog, sick person] → gemido m, quejido m
without a whimpersin un quejido, sin una queja
see also bang A
B. VT "yes," she whimpered-sí -dijo lloriqueando or gimoteando
C. VI [dog] → gemir, gimotear; [sick person] → gemir; [child] → lloriquear

whimper

hwɪmpər]
ngémissement m
to give a whimper → pousser un gémissement
without a whimper (= without complaining) → sans rechigner
vi [person, dog] → gémir
to whimper in pain → gémir de douleur

whimper

n (of dog)Winseln nt no pl; (of person)Wimmern nt no pl; a whimper of painein schmerzliches Wimmern; without a whimperohne einen (Klage)laut
vi (dog)winseln; (person)wimmern
vt personwimmern

whimper

[ˈwɪmpəʳ]
1. n (of person) → gemito; (whine) → piagnucolio; (of dog) → mugolio
2. vi (see n) → gemere, piagnucolare, mugolare

whimper

(ˈwimpə) verb
to cry with a low, shaky or whining voice. I heard a puppy / a child whimpering.
noun
a cry of this kind. The dog gave a little whimper.

whimper

n. quejido, lloriqueo;
v. sollozar, lloriquear.
References in classic literature ?
He whimpers and cheeps all the night, trying to make up his mind to run into the middle of the room.
Yes, I see you once afore at the inkwhich," whimpers Jo.
This dirty old wretch whines and whimpers and tells a long story, and gets sixpence out of the girl--and knows her by that time, inside and out, as well as if he had made her--and, mark
And in the meantime Dick learned more about his acquaintance on all sides: heard of his yacht, his chaise and four, his brief season of celebrity amid a more confiding population, his daughter, of whom he loved to whimper in his cups, his sponging, parasitical, nameless way of life; and with each new detail something that was not merely interest nor yet altogether affection grew up in his mind towards this disreputable stepson of the arts.
Suddenly Weena, deserted in the central aisle, began to whimper.
Vixen had begun to whimper, and there was a sound of a stick and a lame walk on the stairs.
When the body that lived at your single will When the whimper of welcome is stilled (how still
Frederica shall be Sir James's wife before she quits my house, and she may whimper, and the Vernons may storm, I regard them not.
You see," said the Cowardly Lion, with a whimper, "I haven't the courage to keep tramping forever, without getting anywhere at all.
The little Prince was now so terrified that he could but tremble and whimper in his fright.
And then, in the loneliness of the dark, on the heaving breast of the sea that he recognized as one more of the eternal enemies, he began to whimper and cry plaintively like a lost child.
They flatter thee, as one flattereth a God or devil; they whimper before thee, as before a God or devil.