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Definition 1: showing pensive sadness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wistful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for wistful in the sense of this definition

(wistful is similar to ...) experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness

"feeling sad because his dog had died" "Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad"

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