Translation of forlorn in Spanish:


triste, adj.

Pronunciation /fərˈlɔrn//fəˈlɔːn/


  • 1

    (sigh/glance/smile) triste
    (appearance) (of person) de tristeza y desamparo
    (appearance) (of house, place) de abandono
    • They were forlorn, dejected, and pleading, yet so serenely resolved he was compelled to do as she asked.
    • The shots were better than good and the swing rhythmic, but the young man in the white shirt still cut rather a forlorn figure.
    • Considering he has taken a stack of wickets, Murali has cut a surprisingly forlorn figure in this series.
    • Hail pelted down on the forlorn figure making her way up an elegant brick path leading up to a cheery little house.
    • Friends tell me Paul has been seen walking his dog around the Heath, looking rather forlorn and lonely.
    • When Ruth reached the beach, she saw a forlorn figure sitting near the edge of the sea.
    • It seemed somehow forlorn and pathetic as if it had been suddenly abandoned.
    • A pathetically forlorn figure, he set out to destroy all traces of the religion of his ancestors.
    • His harrying of the opposition robbed Chelsea of time on the ball and he looked a million miles removed from the forlorn figure so often seen this season.
    • The New Zealander is a totally different animal to the forlorn figure we saw last season, struggling as he was with injury and confidence.
    • I stood a forlorn figure in the dressing-room, the last to get into the bath.
    • There the Empress stands today, a somewhat forlorn figure.
    • Mark took one last look at the forlorn figure of Tina sitting at the table he had just abruptly left.
    • He cut a forlorn figure with no vest and in shoes at least two sizes too big.
    • This is the tale of a lonely and forlorn Scotsman, who somehow managed to get himself separated from his drinking companions, and lost in a strange city.
    • Nevertheless, this daft, complex and slightly forlorn figure is set to become one of rap's martyrs.
    • The lonely letter looked forlorn, sitting like an omen on the smooth, glossy surface.
    • Lately I've been feeling depressed and forlorn, as if my best friend had just died.
    • Seeing him sat there all alone like that was kind of sad - he looked so lonely and forlorn.
    • When I called, the tiny forlorn figure sat up and reached out towards us.
  • 2

    (attempt/effort) desesperado
    in the forlorn hope of … con la vana esperanza de …
    • Any such effort would be forlorn, for O'Neill is staying put in Britain.
    • It always would be, even if his object of forlorn piety never saw him the same way again.
    • The bikers have started burning them down at night in a forlorn attempt to hold back the waves of progress that Phoenix is attracting with its golf courses.
    • Archaeologists think it may have been built in a forlorn attempt to stave off the effects of climate change 5,000 years ago.
    • The ragtag Republican forces, resisting him in their forlorn fight against fascism, had encircled the town.