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Definition of wistfully adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

wistfully

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//ˈwɪstfəli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪstfəli//
 
 
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in a slightly sad way that shows you are thinking about something that you would like to have, especially something in the past that you can no longer have She sighed wistfully. ‘If only I had known you then,’ he said wistfully.