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WIST, WITTY, WOT
wistaria
Wistaria Sinensis
Wiste
Wister
Wister, Owen
wisteria
Wisteria chinensis
Wisteria floribunda
Wisteria frutescens
Wisteria venusta
Wistful
Wistfully
Wistit
wistiti
Wistly
Wistonwish
Wit
Wit-cracker
Wit-craft
Wit-fish
Wit-snapper
Wit-starved
Wit-worm
witan
Witch

wistfulness definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a sadly pensive longing

Merriam Webster's

noun see wistful

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Wistful Wist"ful, a. [For wishful; perhaps influenced by wistly, which is probably corrupted from OE. wisly certainly (from Icel. viss certain, akin to E. wit). See Wish.] 1. Longing; wishful; desirous. Lifting up one of my sashes, I cast many a wistful, melancholy look towards the sea. --Swift. 2. Full of thought; eagerly attentive; meditative; musing; pensive; contemplative. That he who there at such an hour hath been, Will wistful linger on that hallowed spot. --Byron. -- Wist"ful*ly, adv. -- Wist"ful*ness, n.



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