Definitions for wistfulness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wist•fulˈwɪst fəl(adj.)

  1. characterized by a pensive longing or yearning.

  2. pensive, esp. in a melancholy way.

Origin of wistful:

1605–15; obs. wist quiet, silent, attentive + -ful


Princeton's WordNet

  1. wistfulness(noun)

    a sadly pensive longing


  1. wistfulness(Noun)

    The state or characteristic of being wistful.

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