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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.

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

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.

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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.

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