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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 wist·ful /ˈwɪstfəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wist·ful a.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: full of longing or unfulfilled desire; "those wistful little
             ads that the lovelorn place in the classifieds" [syn:
      2: showing pensive sadness; "the sensitive and wistful response
         of a poet to the gentler phases of beauty" [syn: pensive]