Definitions of wistful:
  • adjective:   full of longing or unfulfilled desire
    Example: "Those wistful little ads that the lovelorn place in the classifieds"
  • adjective:   showing pensive sadness
    Example: "The sensitive and wistful response of a poet to the gentler phases of beauty"

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