Contrist \Con*trist"\, v. t. [Cf. F. contrister. See {Contristate}.] To make sad. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

To deject and contrist myself. --Sterne. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • contrist — con·trist …   English syllables

  • contrist — kən.ˈtrist transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Middle French contrister, from Latin contristare, from com + tristare to sadden, from tristis sad more at triste : sadden …   Useful english dictionary

  • contristé — Contristé, [contrist]ée. part. pass …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • contristation — contristāˈtion noun • • • Main Entry: ↑contrist …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”