"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.
- trisomy 13,
- trisomy 21 syndrome,
- tristan and iseult,
- tristan da cunha,
- tristan und isolde
Examples from the Web for trist
I do this—well, I will be frank with you—I do it for Mr. Trist.54-40 or Fight|Emerson Hough
A day or two after, at my request, my brother-in-law (Mr. Trist) was admitted.
Seor del Rio then summoned the administration to state whether negotiations with Trist had been resumed, and he also went down.
Bereft of its stormy impetuosity it is as trist as her thoughts.The Complete Opera Book|Gustav Kobb
Pillow (Address) attributed to his letter the recall of Trist.