Synonyms for Wistfulness:
despair, grimness, dreariness, glumness, discouragement, anxiety, downheartedness, moroseness, blues, dejection, plaintiveness, melancholy, despondency, woefulness, misery, contemplativeness, joylessness, gloominess, pensiveness, mournfulness, depression, ennui, dispiritedness, sullenness, disheartenment, anguish, dolorousness, moodiness, sadness.
despair, blues, pensiveness, despondency, misery, dejection, mournfulness, ennui, gloominess.
cerebration, evaluation, contemplation, brain work, concentration, absorption, daydreaming, preoccupation, thinking, calculation, Debating, reflection, imagination, lucubration, pondering, attention, intellection, appraisal, weighing, study, analysis, reasoning, thought, cogitation, meditation, speculation, musing, consideration, deliberation, brooding, envisioning, engrossment.
Usage examples for wistfulness
She bent and kissed him, and picked up the lantern, and shook her head in a pretty gesture at Jean, as though half to tease him for the perturbed look upon his face, and half in grave wistfulness to charge him with the sick man's care- and then she went from the room, and presently the front door closed behind her. – The Belovéd Traitor by Frank L. Packard