The state or characteristic of being wistful.

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  • wistfulness — wistful ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having or showing a feeling of vague or regretful longing. DERIVATIVES wistfully adverb wistfulness noun. ORIGIN apparently from obsolete wistly intently , influenced by WISHFUL(Cf. ↑wishfully) …   English terms dictionary

  • Wistfulness — Wistful Wist ful, a. [For wishful; perhaps influenced by wistly, which is probably corrupted from OE. wisly certainly (from Icel. viss certain, akin to E. wit). See {Wish}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Longing; wishful; desirous. [1913 Webster] Lifting up… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wistfulness — noun see wistful …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wistfulness — See wistfully. * * * …   Universalium

  • wistfulness — n. pensive yearning, dreamy longing (especially for someone or something in the past); sadness; melancholy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wistfulness — wist·ful·ness …   English syllables

  • wistfulness — See: wistful …   English dictionary

  • wistfulness — noun a sadly pensive longing • Derivationally related forms: ↑wistful • Hypernyms: ↑longing, ↑yearning, ↑hungriness …   Useful english dictionary

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