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wishful thinking

noun

Simple Definition of wishful thinking

  • : an attitude or belief that something you want to happen will happen even though it is not likely or possible

Full Definition of wishful thinking

  1. :  the attribution of reality to what one wishes to be true or the tenuous justification of what one wants to believe

Examples of wishful thinking

  1. The idea that the enemy will immediately surrender is nothing more than wishful thinking.



1932

First Known Use of wishful thinking

1932


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