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Thursday, December 02, 2010

Definitions for tristful

  1. Full of sadness; sorrowful.

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Citations for tristful
It ran as follows: showing that he was at least an accomplished writer, and no mere boor, and what is more, was capable of the most tristful eloquence. Herman Melville, "The Hermit Oberlus," The Encantadas
He brushed by a gaunt, cadaverous, tristful man in a black raincoat with a star-shaped scar in his cheek and a glossy mutilated depression the size of an egg in one temple. Joseph Heller, Catch-22: a novel
Origin of tristful
1485-1495
Tristful stems from the Old French triste, "sad."