Definition of Plaintful

1. a. Containing a plaint; complaining; expressing sorrow with an audible voice.



Definition of Plaintful

1. Adjective. (obsolete) complaining; expressing sorrow audibly ¹

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Definition of Plaintful

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plaintful

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plains spadefoot
plains wanderer
plains zebra
plainsman
plainsmen
plainsong
plainsongs
plainspoken
plainspokenness
plainswoman
plainswomen
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plaintext
plaintexts
plaintful (current term)
plaintiff
plaintiff in error
plaintiffs
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plaintively
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plaintivenesses
plaintless
plaints
plainwork
plaisance
plaisances
plaise
plaister

Literary usage of Plaintful

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Golden Treasury: Selected from the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the by Francis Turner Palgrave (1916)
"O Philomela fair, O take some gladness, That here is juster cause of plaintful sadness : Thine earth now springs, mine fadeth ; Thy thorn without, ..."

2. The Golden Treasury by Francis Turner Palgrave (1906)
"O Philomela fair, O take some gladness, That here is juster cause of plaintful sadness : Thine earth now springs, mine fadeth ; Thy thorn without, ..."

3. The Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1900 by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (1908)
"0 Philomela fair, 0 take some gladness That here is juster cause of plaintful sadness ! Thine earth now springs, mine fadeth; Thy thorn without, ..."

4. The Golden Treasury Selected from the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the by Francis Turner Palgrave (1902)
"O Philomela fair, O take some gladness, That here is juster cause of plaintful sadness : Thine earth now springs, mine fadeth ; Thy thorn without, ..."

5. The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language by Francis Turner Palgrave, Palgrave, Francis Turner, 1824-1897 (1896)
"O Philomela fair, O take some gladness, That here is juster cause of plaintful sadness : Thine earth now springs, mine fadeth ; Thy thorn without, ..."

6. The Golden Treasury: Selected from the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the by Francis Turner Palgrave (1916)
"O Philomela fair, O take some gladness, That here is juster cause of plaintful sadness : Thine earth now springs, mine fadeth ; Thy thorn without, ..."

7. The Golden Treasury by Francis Turner Palgrave (1906)
"O Philomela fair, O take some gladness, That here is juster cause of plaintful sadness : Thine earth now springs, mine fadeth ; Thy thorn without, ..."

8. The Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1900 by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (1908)
"0 Philomela fair, 0 take some gladness That here is juster cause of plaintful sadness ! Thine earth now springs, mine fadeth; Thy thorn without, ..."

9. The Golden Treasury Selected from the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the by Francis Turner Palgrave (1902)
"O Philomela fair, O take some gladness, That here is juster cause of plaintful sadness : Thine earth now springs, mine fadeth ; Thy thorn without, ..."

10. The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language by Francis Turner Palgrave, Palgrave, Francis Turner, 1824-1897 (1896)
"O Philomela fair, O take some gladness, That here is juster cause of plaintful sadness : Thine earth now springs, mine fadeth ; Thy thorn without, ..."

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