wistful - definition and synonyms

adjective 

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/ˈwɪstf(ə)l/
  1. slightly sad because you want to have or to do something

    a wistful expression/smile

    1. a.
      used when you are thinking about something that made you happy in the past

      Miranda felt a wistful longing for the old days.

derived words

wistfully

adverb

wistfulness

noun [uncountable]