OTHER WORDS FROM plaintiveplain·tive·ly, adverbplain·tive·ness, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH plaintiveplaintiff, plaintive
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How to use plaintive in a sentence
Hamer declared in her plaintive, outspoken way: “I am sick and tired of being sick and tired!”Remembering Civil Rights Heroine Fannie Lou Hamer: 'I'm Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired'|Lottie L. Joiner|September 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hence the plaintive email from inside the bunker at Walmart in February.Walmart’s Anti-Union Wage Plans Earn a Cold Shoulder From Big Cities|Daniel Gross|July 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
What a strange, plaintive philosophy for someone whose profession involved sitting alone most of the day: love the world.
It was a message rejected as too plaintive and apologetic by the black America of 1950.
He also has a precocious attraction to his favorite nurse, Ingrid, who sings to him every night in a “plaintive voice.”
From higher up, at the level of the hidden bed, came the regular plaintive respiration of Sarah Gailey.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
There is nothing like a plaintive retort when your case is utterly indefensible.
The music grew strange and fantastic—turbulent, insistent, plaintive and soft with entreaty.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
For Sara Lee's statement that she could manage would draw forth a plaintive burst from the older woman.The Amazing Interlude|Mary Roberts Rinehart
In one such startled interval of waking her caged cricket had given out its plaintive cry.The Dragon Painter|Mary McNeil Fenollosa