Causing or tending to cause sadness or gloom:
Demanding or arousing pity:
Arousing or deserving pity
Causing, feeling, or expressing sorrow or regret:
The definition of dolorous is a person who is very sad.
Of an inferior or deplorable condition:
Showing ill humor; annoyed.
(Gr. & Latin Prosody) Of or composed in dactylic-hexameter couplets, the second line (sometimes called a pentameter) having only an accented syllable in the third and sixth feet: the form was used for elegies and various other lyric poems
Find another word for plaintive. In this page you can discover 18 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for plaintive, like: fretful, lamenting, melancholy, mournful, piteous, pitiful, rueful, sad, doleful, dolorous and sorrowful.