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wistfulness

[ wist-fuhl-nis ]
/ ˈwɪst fəl nɪs /
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noun
a mental state or emotion characterized by melancholy, longing, or pensiveness, or an instance of this:The film’s visuals occasionally aspire to the dark contours of a graphic novel, and, at other times, evoke the wistfulness of a watercolor painting.It's an extreme novel that conveys its dark message with heart and many moments of wistfulness.
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OTHER WORDS FROM wistfulness

un·wist·ful·ness, noun

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