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Wordnet 3.0


1. expressing sorrow;
[syn: mournful, plaintive]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Plaintive \Plain"tive\, a. [F. plaintif. See Plaintiff, n.] 1. Repining; complaining; lamenting. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Expressive of sorrow or melancholy; mournful; sad. "The most plaintive ditty." --Landor. [1913 Webster] -- Plain"tive*ly, adv. -- Plain"tive*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

plaintive adj 1: expressing sorrow [syn: mournful, plaintive]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

44 Moby Thesaurus words for "plaintive": Jeremianic, aggrieved, anguished, careworn, complaining, doleful, dolorous, dumb with grief, faultfinding, fretful, grief-stricken, griefful, grieved, grievous, howling, in grief, 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