Contrist

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Contrist To make sad. "To deject and contrist myself.""Marl is binding, and saddening of land is the great prejudice it doth to clay lands.""Her gloomy presence saddens all the scene."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • contrist To make sorrowful; sadden.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Contrist kon-trist′ (obs.) to sadden
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. contrister,. See Contristate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. contristārecon, inten., and tristis, sad.