down, melancholic, longing, unhappy, wishful, desolate, pondering, heavy-hearted, hopeless, brooding, soulful, dull, low, downcast, meditative, spiritless, reflective, half-expectant, happy, ruminative, dysphoric, yearning, musing, broody, tristful
dejected (part of speech: adjective)
contemplative, discouraged, disconsolate, grim, dejected, anxious, downhearted, woeful, heartbroken, gloomy, lachrymose, sad, despondent, dreary, depressed, disheartened, mournful, glum, morose, despairing, miserable, anguished, joyless, moody, pensive, sullen, plaintive, blue, melancholy, overcome, dispirited, dolorous
- Mrs. Ralston's wistful blue eyes seldom rested upon the race- course. - "The Lamp in the Desert", Ethel M. Dell.
- Then he goes on, speaking now a little bit wistful- like: You seem able to figure out a way to beat this New York game, by playing it according to your own set of rules. - "J. Poindexter, Colored", Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb.
- There was a wistful look on Arthur's face as he watched the boat being rowed away from the main shore and toward the island. - "The Curlytops on Star Island", Howard R. Garis.