English to Afrikaans Meaning :: plaintive

Plaintive :
klaende
- klaendeklaend
 

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Adjective(1) expressing sorrow

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(1) It was only when she started being plaintive and forlorn that we returned to her.(2) The plaintive call of the bird can be heard most evenings in the area.(3) Aside from resorting to plaintive cries and groans, in the first half there was little cause for the Tartan Army to exercise their vocal chords.(4) A mixture of the everyday and the grotesque, they read at times like plaintive notes from a boarding school, from a child who fears she has been forgotten.(5) As the drums of war grow louder, so do the plaintive cries of the Irish neutrality lobby.(6) I suppose it was because Wendy knew this that her last words to him were these rather plaintive ones.(7) The first tune was the Goltrai, a sad plaintive tune for all who died.(8) The lawns are luxurious, the sky is blue, and a lone hawk circles above, gives a plaintive cry and wheels away.(9) My wife was expecting this to be boring but was pleasantly surprised which resulted in the plaintive cry of why wasn't science like that when she was at school.(10) This plaintive cry came from a number of sources, so we are attempting to provide enlightenment.(11) I break away only to hear its plaintive cries through the rest of my visit.(12) The plaintive cry of kids playing in their streets and gardens for many years has been ÔÇÿWe want our ball back.ÔÇÖ(13) There are plaintive cries from MSPs about their workload, which, they argue, can only be sustained with their current numbers.(14) Played with a plaintive acoustic edge, it's even more heart-rending than the original.(15) The mood, carried by the winds and strings, is generally plaintive , even melancholy.(16) As I neared home I heard a weak and plaintive female voice coming from above saying ÔÇÿExcuse meÔÇÖ.
Synonyms
Adjective
1. mournful ::
droewige
2. sad ::
hartseer
3. wistful ::
peinsende
4. doleful ::
droewe
5. pathetic ::
pateties
6. pitiful ::
jammerlike
7. piteous ::
bedroef
8. melancholy ::
melancholie
9. sorrowful ::
beswaard
10. unhappy ::
ongelukkig
11. wretched ::
ellendig
12. woeful ::
ongelukkige
13. forlorn ::
hopeloos
14. woebegone ::
ongeneeslik
15. dolorous ::
droefgeestig
Different Forms
plaintive, plaintively
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