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plaintive (adjective), more plaintive, most plaintive
1. Conveying sadness or mournfulness; relating to suffering: Mark heard the plaintive cries from the woman who had just slipped on the icy sidewalk and fallen; so, he rushed to help her and he used his cell phone to call for an ambulance to come so she could receive medical aid.
2. Etymology: from Latin planctus, "lamentation"; from plangere, "to lament, to beat the chest".
Expressing pain and suffering.
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Pertaining to sadness or mournfulness which is often expressed with sorrowful crying. (1)