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Meaning of PLAINTIVE

Pronunciation:  'pleyntiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  expressing sorrow
 

PLAINTIVE is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: mournful, sorrowful
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Plain"tive\, a. [F. plaintif. See {Plaintiff}, n.]
1. Repining; complaining; lamenting. --Dryden.

2. Expressive of sorrow or melancholy; mournful; sad. ``The
   most plaintive ditty.'' --Landor. -- {Plain"tive*ly}, adv.
   -- {Plain"tive*ness}, n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aggrieved, anguished, careworn, complaining, doleful, dolorous, dumb with grief, faultfinding, fretful, griefful, grief-stricken, grieved, grievous, howling, in grief, Jeremianic, lamentable, lamenting, lamentive, lugubrious, moanful, mournful, peevish, petulant, piteous, pitiful, plangent, plunged in grief, puling, querulous, rueful, sad, saddening, sorrowed, sorrowful, sorrowing, tearful, ululant, wailful, wailing, whimpering, whining, whiny, woeful
 

 

 

 

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