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plaintive

plain·tive

plaintive

 
 
pronunciation:
pleIn tihv
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part of speech: adjective
definition: showing or expressing sadness or sorrow.
The baby's plaintive cry pierced her mother's heart.
 
synonyms:
dolorous, mournful, sorrowful
similar words:
doleful, gloomy, grievous, melancholy, pathetic, rueful, wistful, woebegone
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derivations: plaintively (adv.), plaintiveness (n.)