Synonyms of plaintive in English:

plaintive


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adjective

1‘a plaintive cry’

SYNONYMS
mournful, sad, wistful, doleful, pathetic, pitiful, piteous, melancholy, melancholic, sorrowful, unhappy, wretched, woeful, grief-stricken, broken-hearted, heartbroken, desolate, heart-rending, forlorn, woebegone, disconsolate
literary plangent, heartsick, dolorous