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Plaintive synonyms

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Sadly or soberly musing; pensive
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  1. Sadly or soberly musing; pensive
  2. Feeling, showing, or expressing depression of the spirits; sad or dejected.
  3. Sad and depressed; gloomy
Inspiring or deserving pity.
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  1. Inspiring or deserving pity.
  2. So appalling or sad that one feels or should feel sorry for it; eliciting pity.
  3. Arousing contemptuous pity, as through ineptitude or inadequacy.
Filled with grief or sadness; being in a state in which one mourns.
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  1. Filled with grief or sadness; being in a state in which one mourns.
  2. Causing or suggesting sadness or melancholy:
  3. Of or characterized by mourning; feeling or expressing grief or sorrow
Causing grief:
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  1. Causing grief:
  2. Filled with or expressing grief; mournful.
  3. Full of or causing sorrow or sadness; mournful; melancholy
(Archaic) Painful
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  1. (Archaic) Painful
  2. Marked by or exhibiting sorrow, grief, or pain.
  3. Very sorrowful or sad; mournful
Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.
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  1. Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.
  2. Very sad or mournful, esp. in a way that seems exaggerated or ridiculous
Filled with grief or sadness; being in a state in which one mourns.
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  1. Filled with grief or sadness; being in a state in which one mourns.
  2. Causing or suggesting sadness or melancholy:
  3. Feeling or expressing sorrow or grief; sorrowful.
Feeling or showing regret, esp. in an abashed way
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  1. Feeling or showing regret, esp. in an abashed way
  2. Inspiring pity or compassion.
  3. Causing, feeling, or expressing regret or sorrow.
(Informal) Very bad; deplorable
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  1. (Informal) Very bad; deplorable
  2. Causing sorrow or gloom; depressing:
  3. Showing, expressing, or feeling sorrow or unhappiness:
Producing sorrow; exciting grief; mournful; lamentable; grievous.
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  1. Producing sorrow; exciting grief; mournful; lamentable; grievous.
  2. Feeling, showing, or expressing sorrow.
  3. Of a person, full of sorrow; exhibiting sorrow; sad; dejected; distressed; distraught.
Of woeful appearance; looking sorrowful, mournful, or wretched
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  1. Of woeful appearance; looking sorrowful, mournful, or wretched
  2. Feeling, showing, or expressing deep sorrow, grief, or wretchedness:
  3. Filled with or deeply affected by woe.
  1. Wretched; paltry; poor
  2. Pitiful; wretched; miserable
  3. Affected by or full of woe; mournful:
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