intransitive verbre·pined, re·pin·ing, re·pines
- To be discontented or low in spirits; complain or fret.
- To yearn after something: Immigrants who repined for their homeland.
Origin of repineMiddle English repinen, to be aggrieved : re-, re- + pinen, to yearn; see pine2.
(third-person singular simple present repines, present participle repining, simple past and past participle repined)