Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder

    Improve Your Writing

  • Boost your vocabulary
  • See words in the context of real sentences
  • Learn by association and by definition
  • Master a new lexicon!

Get Started Below

Vocabulary Word

Word: wistful

Definition: sadly thoughtful (because of desires or memories); sadly pensive; vaguely longing


Sentences Containing 'wistful'

I dare say he rarely spoke a dozen words in an hour: but his quiet interest, and his wistful face, found immediate response in both their breasts; each knew that the other liked him, and that he loved both; and he became what no one else could be--a link between them.
I ordered him to set me down, and lifting up one of my sashes, cast many a wistful melancholy look towards the sea.

More Vocab Words

::: pivotal - of a pivot; central; critical; crucial
::: elixir - cure-all; panacea; something invigorating
::: indiscriminate - choosing at random; confused; not based on careful distinctions
::: sequester - isolate; segregate; seclude; retire from public life
::: spartan - without attention to comfort; lacking luxury and comfort; sternly disciplined; Ex. spartan living condition/life
::: mobile - movable; not fixed; N. mobility
::: bevy - large group; Ex. a bevy of starlets
::: prolixity - tedious wordiness; verbosity; ADJ. prolix: wordy; verbose; diffuse
::: grimace - facial distortion to show feeling such as pain, disgust, etc; V.
::: abnegation - renunciation; self-sacrifice; self-abnegation