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repine   WordNet 2.0

- express discontent

 
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Repine   Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

1. To fail; to wane. [Obs.] "Reppening courage yields no foot to foe." Spenser.

2. To continue pining; to feel inward discontent which preys on the spirits; to indulge in envy or complaint; to murmur.

"But Lachesis thereat gan to repine." -- Spenser.

"What if the head, the eye, or ear repined To serve mere engines to the ruling mind?" -- Pope.

 
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1. Vexation; mortification. [Obs.] Shak.

 
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