Definition of wistful:
musing, pondering, unhappy, down, desolate, dull, broody, happy, heavy-hearted, longing, yearning, low, ruminative, hopeless, melancholic, downcast, pensive, reflective, spiritless, half-expectant, soulful, wishful, sad, tristful, brooding, dysphoric, meditative.
dejected (part of speech: adjective)
- "The Lamp in the Desert", Ethel M. Dell.
- "J. Poindexter, Colored", Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb.
- "The Curlytops on Star Island", Howard R. Garis.