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tristful

[ trist-fuhl ]
/ ˈtrɪst fəl /
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adjective

full of sadness; sorrowful.

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Origin of tristful

1485–95; obsolete trist sad, gloomy (<Old French triste<Latin tristis) + -ful

OTHER WORDS FROM tristful

trist·ful·ly, adverbtrist·ful·ness, noun
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