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Plaintive means expressing sorrow, mournful.

Plaintive comes under adjective.

Synonyms: sad, melancholy, lamenting, moaning.

Antonyms: happy, merry, joyful.

Sample Usage

The author's early poems were plaintive, but after he fell in love they became joyful and lighthearted.

I hope our neighbors get home soon, the plaintive wails from their lonely dogs are keeping me up all night.

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