tristesse

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French tristesse.

Noun[edit]

tristesse (uncountable)

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

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

tristesse f (plural tristesses)

  1. sadness
    La tristesse durera
    the sadness will last

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