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wistful

wist·ful

wistful

 
pronunciation:
wIst fl
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition: displaying or characterized by yearning or wishful sadness.
She had wistful thoughts of lost opportunities.
similar words:
meditative, melancholy, pensive, pining, reflective, sad, thoughtful, wishful, yearning
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derivations: wistfully (adv.), wistfulness (n.)