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adjective French.
  1. sad; sorrowful; melancholy.
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Historical Examples

  • The doorway of L'Abbaye was not deserted, even at the "triste" hour of ten-thirty.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • "A dull town (triste ville)," he observed, staring into the street.

    Lord Jim

    Joseph Conrad

  • Treeless, dusty, and triste, they strike a note of melancholy within us.


    Charles Reginald Enock

  • I had heard that England was a triste pays, and I thought it so indeed.


    Frederick Marryat

  • "You are triste yet," said Elisa Puyrredon, drawing her chair nearer to Marcelino.

    Ponce de Leon

    William Pilling

British Dictionary definitions for triste


tristful (ˈtrɪstfʊl)

  1. archaic words for sad
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Derived Formstristfully, adverbtristfulness, noun

Word Origin

from French
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