Puling Pul"ing, n. A cry, as of a chicken,; a whining or whimpering. [1913 Webster]

Leave this faint puling and lament as I do. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Puling — Pul ing, a. Whimpering; whining; childish. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • puling — index querulous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Puling — Pule Pule, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Puled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Puling}.] [F. piauler; cf. L. pipilare, pipire, to peep, pip, chirp, and E. peep to chirp.] 1. To cry like a chicken. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To whimper; to whine, as a complaining child.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • puling — pulingly, adv. /pyooh ling/, adj. whining; whimpering: a puling child. [1520 30; PULE + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • puling — /ˈpjulɪŋ/ (say pyoohling) adjective whining: a puling child. –pulingly, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • puling — Synonyms and related words: Jeremianic, bawling, blatant, complaining, crying, faultfinding, fretful, howling, lamentive, lowing, moanful, mournful, mugient, peevish, petulant, plaintive, plangent, querulous, sorrowful, ululant, wailful, wailing …   Moby Thesaurus

  • puling — Mawdesley Glossary weak, weakly …   English dialects glossary

  • puling — adj. crying out in a weak voice; whining, whimpering pjuːl v. cry out in a weak voice; whine, whimper …   English contemporary dictionary

  • puling — adjective literary cry querulously or weakly. → pule …   English new terms dictionary

  • puling — a. 1. Whining, whimpering. 2. Infantine, childish, trifling …   New dictionary of synonyms

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