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wistful

adjective uk   us   /ˈwɪst.fəl/
sad and thinking about something that is impossible or in the past: a wistful smile I thought about those days in Spain and grew wistful.
wistfully
adverb uk   us   /-i/
"I would love to go back to Venice," he said wistfully.
wistfulness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
Translations of “wistful”
in Vietnamese bâng khuâng…
in Spanish pensativo, melancólico…
in Thai ซึ่งละห้อยหา…
in Malaysian sayu, hiba, rawan…
in French mélancolique…
in German sehnsüchtig…
in Chinese (Traditional) 傷感的, 留戀的…
in Indonesian penuh keinginan…
in Russian задумчивый, мечтательный…
in Turkish üzgün ve özlem dolu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 伤感的, 留恋的…
in Polish tęskny…
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