Synonyms for wistful

Synonyms for (adj) wistful

Synonyms: pensive, wistful

Definition: showing pensive sadness

Usage: the sensitive and wistful response of a poet to the gentler phases of beauty

Similar words: sad

Definition: experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness

Usage: feeling sad because his dog had died; Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad- Christina Rossetti

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