"sorrowful," early 15c., from French triste (10c.), from Latin tristis "sad, sorrowful, gloomy. " Formerly nativized, since late 18c. treated as a French word in English and often spelled triste.
How doleful, trist, and plangorous would such a sight and pageantry prove unto them?
trist, do you know that Thorold has nearly paid off father's debts?
She complained of the petit format of your letter, and Mrs. trist of no letter.
Bereft of its stormy impetuosity it is as trist as her thoughts.
He had with him a government commissioner, trist, who had already made a vain effort to secure peace.
Pillow (Address) attributed to his letter the recall of trist.
Mr. trist had remained at his post, though recalled, and went on with his negotiations.
trist they liked and trusted, yet could not deceive or frighten.
Freaner was regarded by trist as an honest man of unusual sagacity, and he was a strong, sympathetic character.
The proposition was accepted, and trist entered the capital on the 24th, where he remained until September 5.