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tristful

[trist-fuh l]
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adjective
  1. full of sadness; sorrowful.
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Origin of tristful

1485–95; obsolete trist sad, gloomy (< Old French triste < Latin tristis) + -ful
Related formstrist·ful·ly, adverbtrist·ful·ness, noun
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  • This tristful ideality is a note in literature not far to seek.

    Chats on Royal Copenhagen Porcelain

    Arthur Hayden

  • Suzette had tristful eyes when they rested upon this cemetery.

    Bohemian Days

    Geo. Alfred Townsend

  • There are few sadder poems than this with its tristful refrain, even in the works of Mr. Hardy.

  • In the first, and in the new reading: Heaven's face glows with tristful visage; and, Heaven's face is thought-sick.