wistfulness

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The state or characteristic of being wistful
a sadly pensive longing
{i} pensive yearning, dreamy longing (especially for someone or something in the past); sadness; melancholy
The quality of being wistful
wistful
full of yearning or longing
wistful
{a} earnest, attentive, full of thought or desire
wistful
sad and thoughtful
wistful
Someone who is wistful is rather sad because they want something and know that they cannot have it. I can't help feeling slightly wistful about the perks I'm giving up. thinking sadly about something you would like to have but cannot have, especially something that you used to have in the past (wistly (15-18 centuries), probably from whist (15-20 centuries); influenced by wishful)
wistful
full of longing or unfulfilled desire; "those wistful little ads that the lovelorn place in the classifieds
wistful
Longing; wishful; desirous
wistful
full of longing or unfulfilled desire; "those wistful little ads that the lovelorn place in the classifieds"
wistful
Full of thought; eagerly attentive; meditative; musing; pensive; contemplative
wistful
{s} yearningly pensive, dreamy with longing (especially for things past); melancholy, sad
wistful
showing pensive sadness; "the sensitive and wistful response of a poet to the gentler phases of beauty"
wistfulness

    Silbentrennung

    wist·ful·ness

    Türkische aussprache

    wîstfılnıs

    Aussprache

    /ˈwəstfəlnəs/ /ˈwɪstfəlnəs/

    Etymologie

    [ 'wist-f&l ] (adjective.) 1714. wistful +‎ -ness

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