What is another word for tristful?

65 synonyms found


[ tɹˈɪstfə͡l], [ tɹˈɪstfə‍l], [ t_ɹ_ˈɪ_s_t_f_əl]

How to use "Tristful" in context?

The word "tristful" is derived from the Old English word "trystan," meaning "full of sadness." To be truly tristful, then, is to be filled with sadness, regret, or melancholy.

Tristfulness is often associated with adversity, setbacks, and negative events. It can be the aftermath of a happy event, as in the case of foreboding or mourning Twin Falls, Idaho, after the tragic deaths of 22 small children who were using a climbing wall at the local recreation center in 2012.

Tristfulness can also be a matter of subjective evaluation.

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