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1. plaintive

adjective. ['ˈpleɪntɪv, ˈpleɪnɪv'] expressing sorrow.

Synonyms

  • sorrowful

Antonyms

  • glad
  • happy

Etymology

  • plaintif (French)
  • -if (French)

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Words that Rhyme with Plaintive

  • deneve
  • incentive
  • preventive
  • preventive

Example sentences of the word plaintive


1. Adjective
An acute or plaintive meow may be an indication that something's seriously wrong with your cat.

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