Repine Re*pine", n. Vexation; mortification. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • Repine — Re*pine (r? p?n ), v. i. [Pref. re + pine to languish.] [1913 Webster] 1. To fail; to wane. [Obs.] Reppening courage yields no foot to foe. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To continue pining; to feel inward discontent which preys on the spirits; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repine — index complain (criticize), deplore, languish, regret Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • repine — mid 15c., probably from re , intensive prefix, + PINE (Cf. pine) (v.) yearn …   Etymology dictionary

  • repine — ► VERB literary ▪ be discontented; fret …   English terms dictionary

  • repine — [ri pīn′] vi. repined, repining [ RE + PINE2] to feel or express unhappiness or discontent; complain; fret repiner n. repiningly adv …   English World dictionary

  • Répine — Ilya Repine Autoportrait (1878). Ilya Iefimovitch Repine (en russe : Илья Ефимович Репин, en ukrainien : Ілля Юхимович Рєпін), né à Tchougouïev, près de Kharkov, aujourd hui en Ukraine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • repine — verb /ɹɪˈpaɪn,ɹᵻˈpʌɪn,ɻəˈpaɪn,ɻiˈpaɪn/ To regret; to complain. But many times we complain, repine, and mutter without a cause, we give way to passions we may resist and will not …   Wiktionary

  • repine — intransitive verb Date: 1530 1. to feel or express dejection or discontent ; complain 2. to long for something • repiner noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • repine — repiner, n. /ri puyn /, v.i., repined, repining. to be fretfully discontented; fret; complain. [1520 30; RE + PINE2] * * * …   Universalium

  • repine — Synonyms and related words: be sorry for, bemoan, bewail, deplore, dirge, elegize, fuss, give sorrow words, grieve, keen, kick, knell, lament, moan, mourn, murmur, regret, rue, rue the day, sigh, sing the blues, sorrow, wail, weep over, whine …   Moby Thesaurus

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