[PLAYN-tiv]

adjective

Expressive of sorrow or melancholy.

The poor bastard sat there looking plaintive while I got dressed and explained my pussy was “closed for business.”


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Modern Language Association (MLA Style)

“Plaintive.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/plaintive. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

The Effin’ Word, s.v. “plaintive”, accessed February 2, 2023, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/plaintive.

The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Plaintive. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved February 2, 2023, from https://effinwords.com/dictionary/plaintive


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