Wistful vs Bittersweet - What's the difference?

wistful | bittersweet |


As adjectives the difference between wistful and bittersweet

is that wistful is full of yearning or longing while bittersweet is both bitter and sweet.

As a noun bittersweet is

a vine, of the genus , having small orange fruits that open to reveal red seeds.

wistful

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • full of yearning or longing
  • His eyes grew wistful as he recalled his university days.
  • sad and thoughtful
  • Synonyms

    * (thoughtful sadness) (l)

    References

    bittersweet

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Both bitter and sweet.
  • Expressing contrasting emotions of pain and pleasure.
  • The break-up was very bittersweet ; they both hurt to end it, but were glad it was over.
  • Of a bittersweet color.
  • Noun

    (wikipedia bittersweet) (Celastrus) (Solanum dulcamara) (en noun)
  • A vine, of the genus , having small orange fruits that open to reveal red seeds.
  • The (bittersweet nightshade), Solanum dulcamara .
  • A variety of apple with a bittersweet taste.
  • An orange color.