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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French tristesse.

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tristesse (uncountable)

  1. (literary) sadness
    • 2007 January 14, Liesl Schillinger, quoting Martin Amis, “Siberian Fields”, in New York Times[1]:
      “The peculiar resonance of his postcoital tristesse, for example.”

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EtymologyEdit

From French tristesse.

NounEdit

tristesse f (plural tristesses, diminutive tristessetje n)

  1. tristesse

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

First attested in Old French as tristesce, tristece. From triste +‎ -esse, modeled after Latin tristitia.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tʁis.tɛs/
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NounEdit

tristesse f (plural tristesses)

  1. sadness
    La tristesse durera
    the sadness will last

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