verb[no object] • literary
- Feel or express discontent; fret: you mustn’t let yourself repineMore example sentences
- The Soviet government did not waste time repining over Daoud.
- The objective may seem to some an unworthy one but it takes account of the realities without repining uselessly over them.
- Then he is envious, covetous, jealous and mistrustful, timorous, sordid, outwardly dissembling, sluggish, suspicious, stubborn, a condemner of women, a close liar, malicious, murmuring, never contented, ever repining.