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thinking sadly about something that you would like to have, especially something in the past that you can no longer have 伤感的；（对已不可能发生之事）徒然神往的
Oxford Collocations DictionaryWistful is used with these nouns:
a wistful smile 伤感的微笑 There was something rather wistful about the sad little tune. 这首悲伤的小曲有些伤感。
Word Originearly 17th cent.: apparently from obsolete wistly ‘intently’, influenced by wishful.