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synonyms for wistfully

  • cheerlessly
  • dejectedly
  • dismally
  • dolefully
  • gloomily
  • grievously
  • joylessly
  • morosely
  • sorrowfully

antonyms for wistfully

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  • happily
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How to use wistfully in a sentence

To find out, you’ll have to read this beautiful, aching, and honest portrayal of a skier wistfully longing for something she gave up and an industry that seems to be devouring its own soul.
‘POWDER DAYS’ IS AN HONEST LOOK AT WHETHER IT’S STILL POSSIBLE TO BE A SKI BUMLWHELANNOVEMBER 12, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
From our vantage in 2021, it’s hard to conceive of just precisely what to feel optimistic about, much less what we will one day look back upon wistfully.
SAINT ETIENNE LOOKS TO THE PAST BUT LIMITS THE NOSTALGIAANDY BETASEPTEMBER 10, 2021WASHINGTON POST
This was no Dream Team or Redeem Team or any other collection of superstars who will be wistfully remembered in books or documentaries three decades from now.
THIS WAS NO TEAM USA MEN'S BASKETBALL DREAM TEAM. BUT IN TOKYO, IT DEMANDS OUR RESPECTSEAN GREGORY/TOKYOAUGUST 7, 2021TIME
“We’d certainly be open to a transfer,” he said wistfully, “if that’s ever in the cards.”
JUDY GARLAND’S LONG-LOST ‘WIZARD OF OZ’ DRESS TURNS UP AT CATHOLIC UNIVERSITYPAUL M. DUGGANJULY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He’s intercut with shots of Jungkook glancing wistfully outside his window, as they both reminisce about how “one day the world stopped.”
BTS’S NEW ALBUM IS SUBLIME COMFORT POP FOR THE SOUL IN LOCKDOWNAJA ROMANONOVEMBER 20, 2020VOX
She wore a little red hood, and looked wistfully after Davy as the shop went out of sight.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
Rosemary flitted about like a will o' the wisp, and finally went to the window, where she stood looking wistfully out.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
He understood, and would obey; but his eyes followed her wistfully till she disappeared from sight.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
He glanced rather wistfully in a puzzled way at the lovely little face framed with blowing golden hair.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
"I tell you," he said, and turned his head to look wistfully up at the eastern coulée-rim, all tinted with the blazing sunset.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
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WORDS RELATED TO WISTFULLY

  • cheerlessly
  • dejectedly
  • dismally
  • dolefully
  • gloomily
  • grievously
  • joylessly
  • morosely
  • sorrowfully
  • wistfully
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.