plaintive definition

  • adjective:
    • revealing sadness; mournful or melancholy.
    • Sorrowful, mournful or melancholic.
    • Repining; complaining; lamenting.
    • Expressive of sorrow or melancholy; mournful; unfortunate.
    • articulating sorrow
  • others:
    • 1. Lamenting; whining; offering utterance to sadness or grief; repining.
    • Expressive of sorrow or melancholy; mournful; sad: said of things: as, a plaintive sound; a plaintive air; a plaintive song.
    • Synonyms Plaintive, Querulous, woful, rueful. Plaintive and querulous agree in revealing weakness. He that is querulous is able to find fault over insignificant issues, plus in a weak, captious, tired means; discover a tone recognized as querlous. Plaintive is rarely said of individuals; a plaintive tone or utterance conveys a subdued regret or lamentation : as, the plaintive note associated with mourning dove. See petulant.

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