Tristful Trist"ful (tr[i^]st"f[.u]l), a. Sad; sorrowful; gloomy. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Eyes so tristful, eyes so tristful, Heart so full of care and cumber. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

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  • tristful — [trist′fəl] adj. [LME trystefull < trist, sad (< OFr triste < L tristis: see TRISTEZA) + ful, FUL] Archaic sad; sorrowful; melancholy …   English World dictionary

  • tristful — adjective Etymology: Middle English trist sad, from Anglo French triste Date: 15th century sad, melancholy • tristfully adverb • tristfulness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tristful — tristfully, adv. tristfulness, n. /trist feuhl/, adj. full of sadness; sorrowful. [1485 95; obs. trist sad, gloomy ( < OF triste < L tristis) + FUL] * * * …   Universalium

  • tristful — adjective Sad, melancholic …   Wiktionary

  • tristful — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective In low spirits: blue, dejected, depressed, desolate, dispirited, down, downcast, downhearted, dull, dysphoric, gloomy, heavy hearted, low, melancholic, melancholy, sad, spiritless, unhappy, wistful. Idiom: down at …   English dictionary for students

  • tristful — trist·ful …   English syllables

  • tristful — trist•ful [[t]ˈtrɪst fəl[/t]] adj. full of sadness; sorrowful • Etymology: 1485–95; obs. trist sad, gloomy (< OF triste < L tristis) + ful trist′ful•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • tristful — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tristfully — Trist ful*ly, adv. In a tristful manner; sadly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tristfully — adverb see tristful …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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