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plaintive - Dictionary definition and meaning for word plaintive

(adj) expressing sorrow
Synonyms : mournful

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for plaintive

Plaintive can be split into plain(plane)+tive(relative). Suppose a relative dies in a plane crash, we mourn. Thus plaintive = mourn. Sorry for the sadistic mnemonic.
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by k-electron

lol its so easy wtf plaintive = remove L pain + tive = mournful
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by rajpt_007

plain means to complain. one who always complain is sorrowful,mournful
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by shrenik

plain+tv(black and white)==sad....
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by rohitgre

The PLAINTIff, in a court case, has been injured by the defendant and is feeling PLAINTIVE.
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by dshefman

PLAINTIVE= PONTIFF..Roman catholic pope who generally attend in a funeral(mournful) ceremony
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by smsayem127

pLAintive= LAment, PlaINTIVE=laMENT
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by amayet_math_du

Very Plain tips. The waiter is in sorrow.
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by fiona

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