plaintive

Dismal vs Plaintive - What's the difference?

dismal | plaintive | Related terms |

Dismal is a related term of plaintive.


As adjectives the difference between dismal and plaintive

is that dismal is disappointingly inadequate while plaintive is sounding sorrowful, mournful or melancholic.

Plaintive vs Woeful - What's the difference?

plaintive | woeful |


As adjectives the difference between plaintive and woeful

is that plaintive is sounding sorrowful, mournful or melancholic while woeful is full of woe; sorrowful; distressed with grief or calamity.

Plaintive vs Sorrow - What's the difference?

plaintive | sorrow |


As an adjective plaintive

is sounding sorrowful, mournful or melancholic.

As a noun sorrow is

(uncountable) unhappiness, woe.

As a verb sorrow is

to feel or express grief.

Poignant vs Plaintive - What's the difference?

poignant | plaintive |


As adjectives the difference between poignant and plaintive

is that poignant is (obsolete|of a weapon etc) sharp-pointed; keen while plaintive is sounding sorrowful, mournful or melancholic.

Plaintive vs Heartrending - What's the difference?

plaintive | heartrending | Synonyms |

Plaintive is a synonym of heartrending.


As adjectives the difference between plaintive and heartrending

is that plaintive is sounding sorrowful, mournful or melancholic while heartrending is that causes great grief, anguish or distress.

Joyless vs Plaintive - What's the difference?

joyless | plaintive | Related terms |

Joyless is a related term of plaintive.


As adjectives the difference between joyless and plaintive

is that joyless is without joy; unhappy, sad while plaintive is sounding sorrowful, mournful or melancholic.

Plaintive vs Piteous - What's the difference?

plaintive | piteous | Synonyms |

Plaintive is a synonym of piteous.


As adjectives the difference between plaintive and piteous

is that plaintive is sounding sorrowful, mournful or melancholic while piteous is pitiful; evincing pity, compassion, or sympathy.

Plaintive vs Calamitous - What's the difference?

plaintive | calamitous | Related terms |

Plaintive is a related term of calamitous.


As adjectives the difference between plaintive and calamitous

is that plaintive is sounding sorrowful, mournful or melancholic while calamitous is concerning or involving calamity, disastrous.

Plaintive vs Dolorous - What's the difference?

plaintive | dolorous | Synonyms |

Plaintive is a synonym of dolorous.


As adjectives the difference between plaintive and dolorous

is that plaintive is sounding sorrowful, mournful or melancholic while dolorous is solemnly or ponderously sad.

Melancholy vs Plaintive - What's the difference?

melancholy | plaintive | Synonyms |

Melancholy is a synonym of plaintive.


As adjectives the difference between melancholy and plaintive

is that melancholy is affected with great sadness or depression while plaintive is sounding sorrowful, mournful or melancholic.

As a noun melancholy

is (historical) black bile, formerly thought to be one of the four "cardinal humours" of animal bodies.

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