|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.
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