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plaintive

see definition of plaintive
  • adjpathetic, woebegone
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Synonyms for plaintive

adj pathetic, woebegone
  • grief-stricken
  • heartrending
  • melancholy
  • mournful
  • sad
  • sorrowful
  • wistful
  • beefing
  • bellyaching
  • cantankerous
  • crabby
  • cranky
  • disconsolate
  • doleful
  • grievous
  • grousing
  • grumpy
  • lamenting
  • lugubrious
  • out of sorts
  • pathetic
  • piteous
  • pitiful
  • rueful
  • saddening
  • wailing
  • woeful

Antonyms for plaintive

  • cheerful
  • happy
  • joyful
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More words related to plaintive

dissatisfied

adjective. discontented, unhappy

doleful

adjective. depressing

dolorous

adjective. miserable, anguished

irritable

adjective. bad-tempered, crabby

lamentable

adjective. upsetting, miserable

pathetic

adjective. sad, affecting
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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