Wistly
Wistly Wist"ly, adv. [See {Wistful}.] Attentively; observingly. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • wistly — adverb Etymology: probably from whist (I) + ly obsolete : intently, wistfully …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wistful — Wist ful, a. [For wishful; perhaps influenced by wistly, which is probably corrupted from OE. wisly certainly (from Icel. viss certain, akin to E. wit). See {Wish}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Longing; wishful; desirous. [1913 Webster] Lifting up one of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wistfully — Wistful Wist ful, a. [For wishful; perhaps influenced by wistly, which is probably corrupted from OE. wisly certainly (from Icel. viss certain, akin to E. wit). See {Wish}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Longing; wishful; desirous. [1913 Webster] Lifting up… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wistfulness — Wistful Wist ful, a. [For wishful; perhaps influenced by wistly, which is probably corrupted from OE. wisly certainly (from Icel. viss certain, akin to E. wit). See {Wish}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Longing; wishful; desirous. [1913 Webster] Lifting up… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wistful — adjective Etymology: blend of wishful and obsolete English wistly intently Date: 1714 1. full of yearning or desire tinged with melancholy; also inspiring such yearning < a wistful memoir > 2. musingly sad ; pensive < a wistful glance > •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Triballi — The Triballi were an ancient Thracian people whose earliest home was near the junction of the Angrus and Brongus (the South and West Morava), and included towards the south the Triballian plain , In 424 BC they were attacked by Sitalkes, king of… …   Wikipedia

  • wistful — wist|ful [ˈwıstfəl] adj [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: wistly with close attention (15 18 centuries), probably from whist quiet (15 20 centuries); influenced by wishful] thinking sadly about something you would like to have but cannot have, especially …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wistful — adjective having or showing a feeling of vague or regretful longing. Derivatives wistfully adverb wistfulness noun Origin C17: appar. from obs. wistly intently , influenced by wishful …   English new terms dictionary

  • wistful — /ˈwɪstfəl / (say wistfuhl) adjective 1. pensive or melancholy. 2. showing longing tinged with melancholy; regretful; sad. {obsolete wist attentive (backformation from wistly attentively, variant of whistly; see whist1) + ful} –wistfully, adverb… …   Australian English dictionary

  • wistful — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having or showing a feeling of vague or regretful longing. DERIVATIVES wistfully adverb wistfulness noun. ORIGIN apparently from obsolete wistly intently , influenced by WISHFUL(Cf. ↑wishfully) …   English terms dictionary

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