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Wistful

Wistful (vaguely longing, sadly thoughtful) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's essential words for the GRE, which includes 800 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

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Definition of the adjective wistful

What does wistful mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more wistful / most wistful

  1. showing pensive sadness
    • example: the sensitive and wistful response of a poet to the gentler phases of beauty
    • synonym of wistful: pensive
    • similar: sad

Alternative definition of the adjective wistful

adjective

  1. full of yearning or longing
  2. sad and thoughtful

Definition of the adjective wistful for high school students

    full of yearning; musingly sad
    • example: Since her pet rabbit died, Edda missed it terribly and sat around wistful all day long.

The adjective wistful is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Animal

Wistful was an American Thoroughbred racehorse. The daughter of Sun Again and granddaughter of Sun Teddy is best remembered for wins in the Kentucky Oaks, the Coaching Club American Oaks, the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. In 1949, she was voted by the country's top sports writers as the American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly.

  • born in (69 years ago)

Music

"Wistful" is a musical album of Wistful.

  • released in (4 years ago)

Group

Wistful is a musical group.

  • album: "Wistful"

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Wistful

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Google previewNew Zealand Māori Word Encyclopedia (2007)

by Sally-Anne Lambert

mitaotao wistful whénako / whénakonako Being wistful / *Regretting kéhau Tranquilised / Allayed / *Love, gentle, soft miriri Based / Allayed mauru Relaxed parohe / péroherohe Relaxing rorcrore Causing relaxation or weakness / Gentle / Soft ...

Google previewFirst Name Reverse Dictionary (1993)

Given Names Listed by Meaning, 2d ed. by Yvonne Navarro

girl; maiden; noble Ilse f maiden; noble; truthful Ima f girl; lover; nature; now Imako f now Imala f disciplinarian Imalda f wistful Iman f believer Iman m faith Imani f trustworthy Imelda f wistful Imelida f wistful Imena f dream Immanuel m God/god ...

Google previewThe anti-absurd or phrenotypic English pronouncing & orthographical dictionary (1845)

by Bartłomiej Beniowski

WINKINGLY winkingle WINNER winer WINNING wining , WINNow wine WINNow ER wineer WINsoME winsum WINTER winter WINTERLY winterle WISHFUL wishful WISHFULLY wishfula WISP wisp WIST wist WISTFUL wistful WISTFULLY ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

meagre, scanty, scarce, scattered, skimpy, sparse, thin wispy cloud cirrus wistful dreaming, forlorn, longing, mournful, musing, nostalgic, pensive, sad, yearning wistful sound sigh wit acuity, aptness, banter, brains, caricature, cleverness, ...

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

wistful adj. 1 wishful, yearning, desirous, craving, athirst, aspiring, longing, desirous, unsatisfied, unfulfilled. 2 musing, pensive, reflective, introspective, contemplative, sad, ...

Google previewWebster's II Children's Dictionary (2003)

anoun wistful adjective Full of sad longing: The lonely child had a wistful ...

Google previewA Concise Cambodian-English Dictionary (1974)

by Judith M. Jacob

a:lay (~ • wistful) ' feel ...

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Quotes about Wistful

Now that I near 80, I realize with wistful pleasure that on many occasions I was 10, 20, 40, even 50 years ahead of my time. (Benoit Mandelbrot)
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Scrabble value of W4I1S1T1F4U1L1

The value of this 7-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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