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Related to tristful: trustful
[Middle English : triste, sad; see triste + -ful, -ful.]
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full of sadness; sorrowful.
[1485–95; obsolete trist sad, gloomy (< Old French triste < Latin tristis) + -ful]
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tristful- Means "full of melancholy or sadness."
See also related terms for melancholy.
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