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synonyms for wistful

  • contemplative
  • dreamy
  • forlorn
  • melancholy
  • mournful
  • nostalgic
  • pensive
  • plaintive
  • sad
  • thoughtful
  • desirous
  • disconsolate
  • dreaming
  • hopeless
  • meditative
  • musing
  • reflective
  • wishful
  • yearning
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antonyms for wistful

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  • cheerful
  • happy
  • joyful
  • negligent
  • shallow
  • uncaring
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How to use wistful in a sentence

While the logic Old provides makes sense, I can imagine a better movie that ends 20 minutes earlier and gives fewer answers, leaving us with more of the unnerving, wistful sadness that always comes along with stories about aging and mortality.
M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN RETURNS WITH OLD, A FLOPPY BUT HAUNTING THRILLER ABOUT AGINGALISSA WILKINSONJULY 23, 2021VOX
That makes him wistful because renderings of proteins hooked him on science.
A SWEET FATHER-SON BOND INSPIRES TASTY NEW MOLECULE MODELSCARMEN DRAHLMAY 28, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
In wistful moments, when I find myself daydreaming about the faraway places that have seldom felt so distant, I often linger on a border region of central Africa.
IN EAST AFRICA, MOUNTAIN GORILLAS AND A NEW PARADIGM FOR WILDLIFE TRAVELHENRY WISMAYERAPRIL 23, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Her wistful duet with Lee Brice, “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” hit the top of the country charts last summer.
COUNTRY STAR CARLY PEARCE RELEASED A POWERFUL REVENGE ALBUM — AND IT’S NOT WHAT YOU WOULD EXPECTEMILY YAHRAPRIL 16, 2021WASHINGTON POST
When she sings “it’s the first kiss, it’s flawless, it’s really something” on Fearless, she now sounds wistful as opposed to viscerally reliving a moment from a year or two ago.
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF TAYLOR SWIFT'S FEARLESS IN 2008—AND HOW TAYLOR'S VERSION STACKS UPTIME STAFFAPRIL 9, 2021TIME
Instead, Sarah waved, turned and went to work, feeling only slightly wistful, nothing more intense than that.
THREE VISIONS OF THE FUTURE, INSPIRED BY NEUROSCIENCE’S PAST AND PRESENTLAURA SANDERSMARCH 3, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Yes, Georgie loved the man, and looked up at him with wistful, trusting eyes.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
And during the days when no gray car appeared she faced the situation, took stock, as it were, and grew heavy-eyed and wistful.
THE AMAZING INTERLUDEMARY ROBERTS RINEHART
She saw him as he had looked the night he had said he loved her, rather wistful and very, very tender.
THE AMAZING INTERLUDEMARY ROBERTS RINEHART
"Yes; I suppose so," and a wistful look came into his eyes, while his face suggested pain.
THE EVERLASTING ARMSJOSEPH HOCKING
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WORDS RELATED TO WISTFUL

  • hankering
  • heartsick
  • lonely
  • longing for home
  • missing
  • wistful
  • yearning
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