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synonyms for plaintiveness

  • emotion
  • passion
  • poignancy
  • desolation
  • feeling
  • poignance
  • sentiment
  • pitiableness
  • pitifulness

antonyms for plaintiveness

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  • cheer
  • glee
  • happiness
  • joy
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How to use plaintiveness in a sentence

It will only plead at first to my friends in the still conscious plaintiveness of a young and unhardened beggar.
CLARISSA, VOLUME 6 (OF 9)SAMUEL RICHARDSON
Mrs. Snows face looked unusually lined and set; in spite of her plaintiveness, her eyes had a harassed glitter.
THE WAYFARERSMARY STEWART CUTTING
Another remarkable quality of the song is a union of brilliancy and plaintiveness.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY , VOLUME 2, NO. 14, DECEMBER 1858VARIOUS
Indeed, his song is very strong for so small a bird, and unites in a remarkable degree brilliancy and plaintiveness.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 17, NO. 104, JUNE, 1866VARIOUS
But a note of plaintiveness crept into his voice: success was boring him, he had no further goals to shoot for.
STARMAN'S QUESTROBERT SILVERBERG
They are not so recently out of the woods, and their strains have not that elusiveness and plaintiveness that ours have.
FRESH FIELDSJOHN BURROUGHS
She said it almost as if she wished she did; and the childish plaintiveness in her voice moved him deeply.
THE HONOUR OF THE CLINTONSARCHIBALD MARSHALL
Much of it is in minor keys, and a strain of plaintiveness mingles with all its majesty and power.
MY NATIVE LANDJAMES COX
His voice was hollow and tremulous to plaintiveness; but she took heart from its exceeding, if mournful, gentleness.
JESSAMINEMARION HARLAND
Mrs. Snow's face looked unusually lined and set; in spite of her plaintiveness, her eyes had a harassed glitter.
MCCLURE'S MAGAZINE, VOL 31, NO 2, JUNE 1908VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO PLAINTIVENESS

  • desolation
  • emotion
  • feeling
  • passion
  • pitiableness
  • pitifulness
  • plaintiveness
  • poignance
  • poignancy
  • sentiment
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.