wistful

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sad and thoughtful
full of yearning or longing
{a} earnest, attentive, full of thought or desire
{s} yearningly pensive, dreamy with longing (especially for things past); melancholy, sad
full of longing or unfulfilled desire; "those wistful little ads that the lovelorn place in the classifieds"
showing pensive sadness; "the sensitive and wistful response of a poet to the gentler phases of beauty"
Full of thought; eagerly attentive; meditative; musing; pensive; contemplative
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)
full of longing or unfulfilled desire; "those wistful little ads that the lovelorn place in the classifieds
Longing; wishful; desirous
wistful gaze
yearning glance, longing look
wist
Simple past tense and past participle of wit

And lang ere witless Jeanie wist, / Her heart was tint, her peace was stown!.

wistfulness
The state or characteristic of being wistful
wistfully
{a} earnestly, attentively
wist
Knew
wist
Past tense and past participle of wit
wist
obsolete, past of wit
wist
To know, be aware of
wistfully
in a wistful manner; "his sister would have looked beautiful in that dress, he thought wistfully, just like an angel
wistfully
In a wistful manner}
wistfully
in a wistful manner, longingly, yearningly
wistfulness
a sadly pensive longing
wistfulness
{i} pensive yearning, dreamy longing (especially for someone or something in the past); sadness; melancholy
wistfulness
The quality of being wistful
wistful

    Расстановка переносов

    wist·ful

    Турецкое произношение

    wîstfıl

    Антонимы

    uncaring

    Произношение

    /ˈwəstfəl/ /ˈwɪstfəl/

    Этимология

    [ 'wist-f&l ] (adjective.) 1714. Presumably from *whistful, from whist (“silent”) + -ful, based on older wistly. It is implausible that it derives from wishful, the required sound change being wishful → *wisful → wistful, and could not occur in Modern English, particularly not with wishful continuing in use. However, the sense of “longing” appears to be influenced by wishful, with wistful being an ambiguous poetic word.Century Dictionary, at WordNik

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