from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Full of wishful yearning.
- adj. Pensively sad; melancholy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. full of yearning or longing
- adj. sad and thoughtful
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Longing; wishful; desirous.
- adj. Full of thought; eagerly attentive; meditative; musing; pensive; contemplative.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Silent; hushed; standing in mute attention.
- Full of thoughts; contemplative; musing; pensive.
- Wishful; longing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. showing pensive sadness
It made me want to hold on tight to things and to people… His words trailed off, his expression wistful.
She glanced out the window, her expression wistful.
The younger man watched the First Officer leave, his expression wistful, before turning back to the others.
And then, if he is at all observant, he may be aggrieved and astonished to find her again wistful or hurt.
He grinned with a certain wistful pathos in his ring-battered countenance, and went on cherishing his strength with the jealousy of which only Age is capable.
He continued: "Sir Dominic, ah, has been known to indulge in what he describes as wistful fantasizing relevant to his occupation.
Is it just me or does Ace’s description have a certain wistful air? owenz Says:
Is it just me or does Ace’s description have a certain wistful air?
When Johnny talked about midgets, his expression turned wistful, like he wished he could go backward in time.
"Once upon a time, you got booed and pelted with spoiled produce because of your own naturally lackluster performance on the field," recalled a wistful McSweeney.