tristful \TRIST-fuhl\, adjective:
Full of sadness; sorrowful.
Indeed, it is hard to trace folly, for that it is inconsequent, to its start; and perhaps it savours too much of reason to suggest that the prejudice was due to the tristful confusion man has made of soul and surface.
George had retained his mourning, a tribute completed down to the final details of black gloves and a polished ebony cane (which he would have been pained to name otherwise than as a "walking-stick") and in the aura of this sombre elegance his straight figure and drawn face were not without a tristful and appealing dignity.
This iron grating was the most necessary feature of all, for I intended that on the other side of it my relations should range themselves -- I mentally ran over the catalogue, and saw that the whole gang was present, all in their proper places -- a sad-eyed row, combined in tristful appeal.
Here they ended, and the children began again, not to chant but to sing .. a strange and tristful tune, wilder than any that vragrant winds could play on the strings of an aeolian lyre:
It has a very tristful and taciturn expression ....
Suzette had tristful eyes when they rested upon this cemetery.
There, gazing o'er the vast main with tear-filled eyes, with saddened voice in tristful soliloquy thus did she lament her land: