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"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.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for trist

Historical Examples

  • Trist, do you know that Thorold has nearly paid off father's debts?

    Mollie's Prince

    Rosa Nouchette Carey

  • Bereft of its stormy impetuosity it is as trist as her thoughts.

  • Hence the fears of Trist and Scott do not seem unreasonable.

  • Pillow (Address) attributed to his letter the recall of Trist.

  • Trist they liked and trusted, yet could not deceive or frighten.