Know Your Next Word : wistful

11. wistful :

adjective :

yearning, sadly longing

usage :

  • Lifting up one of my sashes, I cast many a wistful, melancholy look towards the sea.

  • the sensitive and wistful response of a poet to the gentler phases of beauty

  • I felt wistful when I saw Herb's fancy new Car. I wished that I had enough money to buy one for myself.

  • The boys who had been cut from the football team watched wistfully as the team put together an undefeated season and won the state championship.

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