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plaintive




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plaintive
     1. adj. Sounding sorrowful, mournful or melancholic.
           a typically plaintive song from Radiohead

Example Sentences

You ask all these plaintive, rhetorical type questions, and I just thought I'd answer. 
Their extensive repertoire includes plaintive mewling and voluptuous purrs, as well as a dreadful din. 


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