Hamer declared in her plaintive, outspoken way: “I am sick and tired of being sick and tired!”
What a strange, plaintive philosophy for someone whose profession involved sitting alone most of the day: love the world.
Hence the plaintive email from inside the bunker at Walmart in February.
He also has a precocious attraction to his favorite nurse, Ingrid, who sings to him every night in a “plaintive voice.”
Kage's friend, a strawberry blond who landed a small part, sent me a plaintive email from the set last week.
The airs generally are plaintive and monotonous, and have a sad and weary sound.
On one occasion a group of singers came to their cabin, and treated them with a serenade of plaintive music.
It becomes dull instead of bright, or plaintive instead of triumphant.
His youth was unhappy, and a plaintive melancholy haunts his verse.
When several are paddling in a canoe, they occasionally chant a monotonous and plaintive song.
late 14c., "lamenting," from Old French plaintif "complaining; wretched, miserable," from plainte (see plaint). Sense of "mournful, sad" first recorded 1570s. Related: Plaintively; plaintiveness.