Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Sad; wistful.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. sad
  • n. A cattle fair.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A cattle fair.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete form of tryst.

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old French, from Latin tristis.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin tristis ("sad, sorrowful"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Madamoiselle, who was rather charming but "triste" because so many of her friends had been killed, so "triste" that she never plays the piano now.

    Letters from France

  • The doorway of L'Abbaye was not deserted, even at the "triste" hour of ten-thirty.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug

  • Beledo's World-Jazz acoustic work incorporates classic Uruguayan musical forms such as triste, milonga, chimarrita, and candombe rhythms, as well as Spanish flamenco styles.

    Press Release

  • But I've latterly perked up at a resurgence of his zingier side, alerted by a fellow aficionado to a recent Fashion Diary from Paris, in which he likens Ingrid Sischy, self-described as "triste" and yapping haplessly for Karl Lagerfeld after the Chanel show, to a baby seal stranded on an ice floe. role as a one man Walk of the Town, feeling for the worn seams of the city's public facades that betray its private dilemmas.

    Emdashes

  • (When he pronounces Tryst it sounds like "triste," which means sad.

    Meredith Fineman: Fifty First (J)Dates: 15 - The Chilean

  • "triste" and depressing did every thing appear, that I half regretted the curiosity that had tempted me from the balmy air, and cheerful morning without, to the gloom and solitude around me.

    The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer — Complete

  • En las últimas horas de la noche-ellos en una triste

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  • J'ai raconté la triste histoire de Smokey à mes six chiens, qui ont écouté, les yeux ouverts avec concerne.

    subir - French Word-A-Day

  • Lo que nunca dijeron, fue que esta dama de triste recordación se convirtió en la gran protectora de los grandes empresarios y oligarcas del país, privilegiando la recaudación de los impuestos indirectos – como el IVA o el ICE - y “olvidando” la recaudación de los impuestos directos como el Impuesto a la Renta.

    Global Voices in English » Ecuador: New Taxes Will Attempt to Help Economy

  • Como un ejemplo más de las falacias con que nos hicieron vivir durante la larga, triste y miserable noche neoliberal, los áulicos del sistema glorificaron a Elsa de Mena y su supuesta “reforma tributaria” que organizó al SRI, automatizó procesos, mejoró recaudaciones y expandió la base tributaria.

    Global Voices in English » Ecuador: New Taxes Will Attempt to Help Economy

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