plaintive - Dictionary definition and meaning for word plaintive

(adj) expressing sorrow
Synonyms : mournful

Memory aid to help you memorize this

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.
93        5
lol its so easy wtf plaintive = remove L pain + tive = mournful
25        1
plain means to complain. one who always complain is sorrowful,mournful
2        3
plain+tv(black and white)==sad....
2        1
The PLAINTIff, in a court case, has been injured by the defendant and is feeling PLAINTIVE.
1        2
PLAINTIVE= PONTIFF..Roman catholic pope who generally attend in a funeral(mournful) ceremony
0        1
pLAintive= LAment, PlaINTIVE=laMENT
0        0
Very Plain tips. The waiter is in sorrow.
0        0

Download Our Mobile Apps

Please note that the apps on the website are currently in beta mode.