Definition of plaintive:
lamentable, mournful, doleful, happy, funeral, wailing, bemoaning, clear, deploring, woebegone, aching, sorry, bewailing, bitter, lugubrious, jumpy, plangent, rueful, pitiful, high, regretful, high-pitched, weeping, agonized, grieving, dolesome, metallic, reedy, creaky, sorrowful, squeaky.
dejected (part of speech: adjective)
- "Then Marched the Brave", Harriet T. Comstock.
- "The Delectable Duchy", Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
- "The Gold Bag", Carolyn Wells.