plaintive - Dictionary definition and meaning for word 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.
plain means to complain. one who always complain is sorrowful,mournful
plain+tv(black and white)==sad....
The PLAINTIff, in a court case, has been injured by the defendant and is feeling PLAINTIVE.
PLAINTIVE= PONTIFF..Roman catholic pope who generally attend in a funeral(mournful) ceremony
pLAintive= LAment, PlaINTIVE=laMENT
Very Plain tips. The waiter is in sorrow.