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wistful

[wist-fuhl]
adjective
1.
characterized by melancholy; longing; yearning.
2.
pensive, especially in a melancholy way.

Origin:
1605–15; obsolete wist quiet, silent, attentive (variant of whist2) + -ful

wistfully, adverb
wistfulness, noun
unwistful, adjective
unwistfully, adverb
unwistfulness, noun


2. reflective, musing, meditative, forlorn.
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wistful (ˈwɪstfʊl)
 
adj
sadly pensive, esp about something yearned for
 
'wistfully
 
adv
 
'wistfulness
 
n

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wistful
1613, "closely attentive," from obsolete wist "intent" (c.1500), of uncertain origin. Perhaps formed on the model of wishful. The meaning of "yearningly eager" is first recorded 1714.
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