Synonym of wailing

Alternative for wailing

wails, wailed, wailing

Synonym: bawl, cry, howl, moan, scream, screech, shriek, squeal,

Antonym: joy,


The act of one who bawls or shouts
cry bawl bawling bewailing blubber blubbering howl howling keening lament lamentation mourning snivel snivelling sniveling sob sobbing sorrowing tear tears weep weeping whimpering yowl shedding tears the blues crying plaint groan moaning moan blubbing wail grieving ululation keen grief sorrow complaint bellowing waterworks dirge fit of crying sobs hollering greeting outcry greet jeremiad crying fit blues tearing up sadness bereavement melancholy anguish heartache despair misery woefulness woe despondency shiva desolation dole languishing repining darkness blackness aching pining lamenting distress unhappiness regret dejection torment gloom agony heartbreak disappointment pain whine grievance depression disquiet whimper discomfort rue worry malaise suffering affliction dissatisfaction vexation mournfulness wretchedness dolor disconsolateness gloominess bemoaning grunt angst dismay irritation anxiety infelicity sorriness torture dispiritedness trouble tribulation uneasiness mental suffering letdown sigh heaviness of heart shriek holler bellow yelp screech bleat murmur scream whinge roar discontent trauma disconsolation frustration desperation displeasure bitterness disgruntlement mortification upset discontentment resentment chagrin sorrowfulness shock hardship exasperation glumness annoyance disaffection trial downheartedness heartsickness disapproval cheerlessness funk listlessness moodiness dolefulness anger disfavour discontentedness heavy heart emotional suffering broken heart hurt disgust disfavor dolour disapprobation distaste mopes fretfulness dislike disrelish discouragement deploring care travail straits malcontentment malcontent weariness low spirits mewl discord caterwaul agitation cry of pain cry of grief unrest disquietude stress worriment turmoil strife embarrassment strain tumult misfortune qualm scruple misgiving disaster adversity burden problem excruciation rack curse beef grumble disregard restlessness restiveness drag cataclysm rain headache grouch grouse kvetch gripe Weltschmerz miserere squawk protest carp yammer fuss boredom aversion disinclination oppression querulousness heartburn envy disliking hopelessness indisposition jealousy ennui disillusionment disenchantment martyrdom indignation disillusion aggravation unfulfilment discomposure heavy-heartedness ill-humor growl remorse shout squeal yell clamor broken-heartedness bark hoot clamour whoop purgatory yip squeak


Suggestive of sorrow, distress or regret
sorrowful mournful anguished woeful doleful heartbroken rueful agonised agonized dolorous sorry grieving dolesome plangent funeral lamentable bewailing bemoaning bitter deploring weeping aching plaintive lugubrious regretful wretched grief-stricken sad distressed miserable desolate despairing unhappy broken-hearted tormented tortured melancholy disconsolate suffering woebegone brokenhearted grievous depressed devastated wounded dejected despondent forlorn afflicted sorrowing down angst-ridden heartsick upset heart-rending distraught downcast dismal melancholic lamenting downhearted gloomy painful tearful traumatized inconsolable harrowed morose blue crestfallen mourning anxious traumatised racked with pain racked with suffering out of sorts in pain heavy with grief cut up down in the dumps down in the mouth racked pensive glum low-spirited heavy bleeding in distress pathetic wistful piteous pitiful in anguish beefing grousing cranky crabby grumpy saddening cantankerous bellyaching elegiac heartrending nostalgic troubled hurt shaken ruffled disconcerted heavyhearted broken disquieted unnerved vexed perturbed agitated discomposed bothered cheerless bereaved discombobulated harassed flustered irked concerned uptight aflutter wrecked overwhelmed grieved hurting saddened discountenanced plagued distressing haunted pained gutted bugged shook crushed spooked harrowing heavy-hearted lachrymose teary antsy jumpy unglued strung out in a tizzy all torn up persecuted bummed out shook up in a stew overcome with sorrow deplorable weepy dire calamitous regrettable afflictive dolorific heartsore ruthful dolent low joyless dispirited cast down discouraged disheartened hangdog droopy bad chap-fallen disappointed demoralized sombre somber demoralised pessimistic fed up hopeless dreary abject funereal pitiable heartbreaking long-faced moody in the doldrums choked bleak mirthless sullen depressing in low spirits in the pits tragic oppressed chapfallen grim poignant spiritless poor destroyed dragged brassed off cheesed off drear depressive comfortless defeatist crummy down and out in the dumps sick as a parrot shot down unfortunate moving desperate emotional solemn resigned saturnine weighed down weary sulky cast-down in despair taken down affecting upsetting dreadful terrible touching distressful discouraging suicidal low in spirits shattered appalling disillusioned discontented tear-jerking overcome shocking dismayed sobbing helpless sepulchral whimpering snivelling frightful dull sour dour downbeat listless unconsolable crabbed blubbering elegiacal negative horrifying black aggrieved surly sick at heart adust sunk in gloom mopish broody unsatisfied sunk ripped morbid sniveling long-suffering in tears as sick as a parrot torn up let down on a downer mortified remorseful pining bummed-out sorry for oneself down-in-the-mouth afflicting disheartening dysphoric threnodic dirge-like abashed daunted fraught prostrate with grief luckless subdued frantic strained godforsaken beseeching ruined entreating supplicating imploring gut-wrenching commiserable sheepish defeated churlish bereft emo torn-up discontent ailing unable to be comforted beside oneself with grief unable to be consoled shamefaced ill-humoured huffy in sorrow full of sorrow in mourning dispiriting moping ugly in a blue funk in the toilet low-down worthless taken aback deflated languorous triste down in dumps gray grey tristful down-hearted languid uneasy crying Eeyorish feeling down full of gloom blue funk looking as if one had lost a pound and found a penny ill-humored atrabilious clouded dampened mopey drooping dashed sagging bowed down no-win cynical strabilious to be pitied drab demoralizing difficult demoralising disappointing disgruntled dissatisfied can't win not a prayer at end of one's rope at the end of your tether in the soup at the end of one's tether at one's wits' end blubbery bawling moist tear-filled watery wet disenchanted in a funk singing the blues excruciating traumatic troublesome dejecting oppressive crushing lonesome lonely frustrated discomfited dirgeful displeased chagrined miffed close to tears agonizing unpleasant discomposing agonising vexatious uncomfortable cold bummed hapless powerless downtrodden bearish disturbed aghast beaten maudlin down-and-out doomed worsted vanquished baulked objecting balked horrific derisible dingy mortifying dark heart-wrenching larmoyant unmitigable on the verge of tears up the creek without hope in floods of tears easily moved with tears in your eyes awful atrocious abysmal lousy unsatisfactory unacceptable diabolical disastrous rotten substandard grubby cheap scummy scurvy nasty lame inadequate dirty sneaking despicable contemptible inferior ratty cruddy scabby paltry mean very bad God-awful chronic blameworthy downer stinking overwhelming scandalous bummer faulty godawful unbearable dishonourable intolerable dishonorable sickening opprobrious


Disposed to complaining, especially in a petulant or whining manner
querulous complaining petulant testy waspish cantankerous cross fretful irritable tetchy touchy crabby discontented grouchy grumbling pettish prickly carping crabbed critical crotchety crusty dissatisfied edgy fractious grumpy peevish peppery sour whining bitter curmudgeonly disagreeable impatient miserable moody morose murmuring plaintive censorious chippy cranky huffy irascible ratty scratchy sullen bilious captious choleric churlish dyspeptic liverish snappish snappy splenetic sulky surly whingeing eggy fussy narky whingy miffy peckish snaky sorehead soreheaded bearish bemoaning crying deploring difficult grousing grumbly lamenting moaning negative salty scrappy uptight waspy whimpering whiny bad-tempered ill-humored ill-humoured ill-natured ill-tempered fault-finding on edge thin-skinned hard to please in a bad mood out of sorts out of temper huffy irascible like a bear with a sore head quick-tempered fiery short-tempered perverse angry ornery stroppy snippy hot-tempered snarky snippety stuffy raspy shirty resentful mean waxy spiteful disgruntled quarrelsome annoyed acrimonious cavilling tense caviling mardy displeased irritated temperamental sensitive out of humour vexed unsociable disputatious out of humor gruff unfriendly passionate oversensitive piqued peeved curt short-fused argumentative glum hostile brusque as cross as two sticks pouting feisty on a short fuse shrewish acid pouty restless malicious gloomy exasperated contentious unhappy dour in a mood ugly upset restive cynical volatile belligerent truculent malignant hotheaded antagonistic bellicose tart contrary fretting irked tough nasty obstinate sharp mumpish trying embittered vindictive acrid griping ungracious bloody-minded brooding cussed cross-grained combative uneasy pugnacious having got out of bed the wrong side confrontational huffish harsh ireful malcontent easily offended faultfinding excitable militant fed up put out rancorous jumpy snarling indignant mopey sore highly strung short tempestuous aggressive disputative rude glowering tooshie pertinacious hot-blooded awkward violent venomous vitriolic unpleasant frowning sourpussed picky joyless sulking vicious anxious hot under the collar having got out of bed on the wrong side hypersensitive worried fidgety wrathful uncomfortable nervous stressed ill at ease unsettled malevolent twitchy bristly litigious frustrated agitated factious disapproving unquiet disaffected abrupt overstrung defiant bad uncongenial misanthropic crybaby ticklish aggrieved warring disquieted threatening atrabilious furious het up malign discontent gladiatorial agonistic wrangling envious iracund iracundulous battling fighting grudging ungratified arsey discordant riled narked bickering wild jaundiced brawly assaultive warlike moping offended hasty uncooperative angered growling saturnine blunt childish chuffy malcontented perturbed kvetching cheesed off unpredictable ticked off teed off unruly filthy recalcitrant brassed off hacked off uncivil unresponsive uncommunicative hypercritical vinegary browned off hateful mean-spirited disobliging refractory hysterical obstreperous froward not best pleased ready for a fight unmannerly foul-tempered out of joint impolite impassioned indomitable nasty-tempered sharp-tongued out-of-sorts objecting envenomed overwrought distraught vehement aggravated sarcastic protesting foul naysaying terse wicked spunky acerbic acute choked snarly zowerswopped uncharitable inhospitable catty inconsiderate unsympathetic ungenerous bad-humored perversely irritable abusive miffed dissenting repining mourning accusing weeping bellyaching bewailing regretting charging disappointed uncompliant indocile impetuous unindulgent worked up wrought up distressed got up on wrong side of bed like a bear cruel discourteous unkind hurtful unsatisfied unfulfilled unlikable hurt stewed nettled provoked insulted sharp-tempered viperous wreck rattled mopish scowling eristic unhelpful toey dark aloof heated dicey hazardous unsafe perturbable regretful evil-minded having short fuse hot under collar withdrawn dismal depressed cheerless ennuied sniveling put-out unassuaged begrudging insatiable fed-up unappeased bothered not satisfied unsated jealous wired up wound up melodramatic snivelling bundle of nerves nervy emotional hot-headed insecure wired apprehensive skittish in a huff down in the mouth having a fit of the sulks in a funk in the sulks in a strop unstable brittle neurotic bristling inflammable spirited inimical intolerant lively antisocial vengeful manic antipathetic icy virulent lawless impulsive incensed mercurial intense stormy antsy jittery hinky goosey keyed up troubled dithery atwitter queasy queazy aflutter dramatic stressy adrenalized excited hung up high-strung on tenterhooks shaken frantic infuriated fuming steamed-up raving inflamed enraged hottempered chagrined dissentious controversial polemical polemic like a cat on a hot tin roof like a cat on hot bricks on pins and needles irate ructious arguesome galled turbulent war brawling blue disturbed livid apoplectic mad steamed have chip on shoulder steamed up crook vex ropeable all shook up sick and tired sick to death peed off hoha wroth aerated fed up to the teeth demanding stubborn with a chip on your shoulder fed up to the back teeth uncompromising hopping mad bent out of shape overbearing intractable unrelenting unreasonable unamenable unaccommodating grim up in arms on the warpath foaming at the mouth in a lather in a paddy hardheaded importunate strong-minded pitiless strict single-minded set in one's ways boorish rigid hard-line inflexible finical hard-nosed obdurate tiresome pigheaded hard to handle unmanageable invidious bull-headed steadfast choosy fiendish uppity troublesome headstrong resolute immovable oafish tyrannical thrawn stiff opinionated stiff-necked delicate dogmatic intransigent oppressive hard to satisfy irritating unflinching contrarious overcritical wrong-headed inexorable unyielding opinionative unbending obstructive perfectionist balky particular fastidious over-particular finicky dictatorial bolshie in a bate fit to be tied outraged in high dudgeon in a temper rabid ballistic rankled ticked steaming roiled affronted foaming riley enflamed seething raging ruffled hot infuriate maddened hopping boiling snuffy horn-mad beside oneself incandescent stung in a frenzy scunnered frenzied fierce going crook beside yourself in a fume blue in the face in a pet flustered harassed ranting wrath pained very angry seeing red poisonous off the air injured wounded unsmiling spare menacing taciturn ferocious obnoxious harried distant humourless humorless afflicted unapproachable needled severe burned up grieved boiling mad destructive slighted easily upset raging mad with all guns blazing cold adversarial cool unattractive dejected chilly hard louring frosty stern black scathing unneighbourly frigid sombre somber discouraged savage berserk chafed annoying tormented chill wintry clammy cold-blooded cold-eyed wintery antiseptic uncordial hard-eyed gelid frozen arctic glacial coldish hot and bothered intimidating scornful fretted roused hate-filled antagonized hacked bugged insane storming antagonised ill-disposed up the wall bummed out in a rage all steamed up blown a gasket beside yourself with rage gnashing one's teeth pushed too far at boiling point in a filthy temper loudmouthed anguished goaded burning with excitement unsavoury reproachful offensive objectionable snubbed mighty good and mad mad as hell hassled unlikeable snitty confused disrespected disrespectful perplexed brief vinegarish blazing crazy pernicious ready to be tied lugubrious no-nonsense laconic rough bluff uncontrollable tempersome adverse disheartened offhand Eeyorish pessimistic sober crackers forceful p.o.'d crabbing uncontent kicking ill-mannered out of countenance unceremonious rousted apt to fly off the handle ill flaming dogged scandalized buffaloed offish off defeated unsavory shocked scandalised blazing mad flaming mad bad tempered agitable broody disgusted at daggers drawn dirty unglued with a long face raving mad crude boisterous unlovable mopy kittle out of control very upset grieving distressing weighty as black as thunder carrying a chip on your shoulder rubbed the wrong way overcome with anger at end of one's rope in a wax in a towering rage desperate demented energetic corybantic full-on all-out crazed maniac bent smoking breakneck irrational concerted ghastly insufferable unbearable frightful unloveable extremely angry long-faced easily agitated easily frightened forbidding evil despondent maleficent baleful steely uninviting flinty disconsolate sad downcast disillusioned malefic serious formidable melancholic forlorn low down saddened stony evil-intentioned sinister stark lowering solemn ungentle fell austere grave unamicable inconsolable disenchanted crestfallen doleful gutted downhearted unsocial unwelcoming unaffable itching aggers bleak reserved stand-offish sorrowful deadly terrifying cowing caustic terrorizing vituperous terrorising trenchant mordacious insolent frightening browbeating bullying mordant gray grey supercilious unforthcoming haughty impersonal indifferent disdainful adversary mortal sick Olympian starchy spoiling for a fight mean-looking boot-faced against conflicting opposite estranged competitive unpromising opposed unneighborly low-spirited not on speaking terms disparaging deprecating nagging pedantic quibbling niggling pettifogging nit-picking hair-splitting nitpicking criticizing judgemental judgmental rejective pernickety pass-remarkable nitpicky thorny exceptive criticising exacting unjust unfair hairsplitting very critical petty trivial cavillous tricky


Present participle for utter a wail
in tears bawling crying howling sobbing tearful upset weeping whimpering blubbering blubbing greeting teary weepy whining moaning yowling screaming keening complaining caterwauling squealing hollering whingeing grumbling squawking bleating griping yawping carping growling grousing grizzling grouching beefing nagging muttering bellyaching fussing murmuring repining yammering inveighing grumping kvetching maundering croaking crabbing yauping kicking yelping screeching groaning yelling lamenting squalling shrieking sniveling snivelling baying ululating grieving shouting kicking up a fuss sounding off mithering roaring bewailing bellowing mewling mourning bemoaning protesting chuntering barking objecting crying out yapping deploring calling out whooping puling creating criticizing finding fault shrilling boohooing clamouring clamoring calling shedding tears criticising caviling cavilling thundering vociferating cheering hallooing holloing yipping chirping hooting going on finding fault with kicking up a stink breaking down remonstrating sighing scolding making a fuss knocking fretting nattering cribbing grieving over howling your eyes out plaining over bursting into tears condemning sorrowing whispering denouncing reproaching sniffling taking exception woofing objecting to expostulating running down carrying on singing out speaking out against turning on the waterworks turning on waterworks mewing meowing miaowing wauling decrying censuring upbraiding disparaging bleeding hurting berating booming nitpicking grieving for regretting trashing rumbling outcrying exclaiming raising objections expressing disapproval snarling mumbling opposing demurring picking on nit-picking sniffing crying their eyes out picking holes in wailing for putting on the weeps sheding bitter tears making a stand taking it hard tearing up cracking up letting go picking at dissolving in tears crying your eyes out crying their heart out calling at the top of your voice making a complaint weeping over blaring sorrowing for singing taking a stand wailing about putting the boot in complaining about lodging a complaint raising your voice sighing over putting up a fight speaking loudly choking up inveighing against railing at raising voice quibbling purring niggling questing hailing announcing sulking crying softly crying fretfully girning huzzahing hurrahing blowing off kicking up a rumpus taking on cooeeing proclaiming pleading dripping letting it out screaking excepting anathematizing execrating cursing squeaking giving tongue hypercriticizing bickering quarreling making screeching quarrelling voicing objurgating splitting hairs bothering panning picking holes pecking snuffling crying a river crying convulsively crying eyes out trumpeting raising Cain careering juddering skidding shuddering sputtering muddling slurring burbling wittering gabbling swallowing droning talking under your breath belling sorrowing about agonizing suffering anguishing charging blustering bellering routing braying lowing dissenting contravening accusing ascribing disapproving refuting indicting defying laying differing deprecating twining disagreeing imputing gainsaying attacking peeping grating rasping cheeping looking askance going on about screaming bloody murder taking exception to creaking weeping for rubbishing slandering maligning sniping raining crying for eating one's heart out pining for kicking self shedding tears for beating one's breast badmouthing declaiming harassing moaning and groaning bad-mouthing doing a hatchet job on pulling to pieces taking apart casting aspersions on slagging off speaking ill of impugning lashing admonishing castigating railing reviling ranting lambasting vituperating badgering harrying fulminating recriminating roasting vilifying blasting longing for wringing hands languishing agonising yearning wearing black aching missing pining hounding storming abusing denigrating raging blaming scorching letting it all out ringing the blues chivvying hassling henpecking jumping down one's throat sounding off about working over beefing about laying into complaining vehemently about having at laying out kicking up a fuss about tongue-lashing grouching about kicking up a stink about cracking down on letting have it bellyaching about going after ripping into worrying pestering persecuting bullying pecking at dogging vexing needling plaguing keeping on at riding going on at carping at keeping after urging eating grumbling at teasing disturbing harping on at breathing down someone's neck prodding provoking hectoring moaning on at keeping complaining to bending someone's ear baiting working on heckling taking it out on moaning at importuning nudging goading distressing egging giving a hard time ruing rueing repenting expressing sorrow for expressing regret about moaning about keening over expressing sorrow sorrowing over expressing woe for wailing over singing the blues crying over kicking up a storm raising a ruckus jowling crying the blues crying loudly

Antonym of wailing

wailing Idiom, Proverb

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