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wishful

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adjective wish·ful \ˈwish-fəl\

Simple Definition of wishful

  • : showing a belief that something will happen or succeed even though it is not likely to happen or succeed

Full Definition of wishful

  1. 1 a :  expressive of a wish :  hopeful <looked at the toys with wishful eyes> b :  having a wish :  desirous

  2. 2 :  according with wishes rather than reality <wishful dreams>

wish·ful·ly play \-fə-lē\ adverb
wish·ful·ness noun

Examples of wishful

  1. her wishful attempts to change her husband's bad habits



1593

First Known Use of wishful

1593


WISHFUL Defined for Kids

wishful

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adjective wish·ful \ˈwish-fəl\

Definition of wishful

  1. :  having, showing, or based on a wish





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