wish fulfillment

noun

Definition of wish fulfillment

: the gratification of a desire especially symbolically (as in dreams, daydreams, or neurotic symptoms)

Examples of wish fulfillment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s something really interesting about our version of Drake Mallard, this guy who was inspired by the original Darkwing Duck and is now living this wish fulfillment. Christian Holub, EW.com, "DuckTales showrunners break down that Darkwing Duck two-parter, tease the rest of season 3," 20 Oct. 2020 The ending of The Great Fire, de Kretser suggests in her book, is a form of semiautobiographical wish fulfillment. Lauren Oyler, Harper's Magazine, "Le Mot Juste," 15 Sep. 2020 Did anything inspire you beyond that wish fulfillment, like bounty hunter YouTube videos or reality shows, which are such a big part of the show? Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "Teenage Bounty Hunters," 14 Aug. 2020 Ginsburg’s recent bending of tradition to voice her political views tipped her into the realm of #resistance wish fulfillment. Amanda Hess, New York Times, "The Fandom Around R.B.G. Is Out of Step With Reality," 12 Aug. 2020 But even the best of these are advertisements that create a false sense of fan wish fulfillment. Todd Martens, chicagotribune.com, "Immersive TV and movie ‘activations’ are reshaping fandom, but is audience participation going too far?," 29 July 2019 His account of his adventures in the West is a classic case of wish fulfillment. Gary Kamiya, SFChronicle.com, "Tall tales of a California pandemic: How one man did not vaccinate thousands of people," 15 May 2020 But even the best of these are advertisements that create a false sense of fan wish fulfillment. Todd Martens, chicagotribune.com, "Immersive TV and movie ‘activations’ are reshaping fandom, but is audience participation going too far?," 29 July 2019 In this wish fulfillment dream, much more than cash is received. Lauren Lawrence, USA TODAY, "Your dreams decoded: What does it mean when you dream about money, flying?," 6 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of wish fulfillment

1908, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wish fulfillment was in 1908

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“Wish fulfillment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wish%20fulfillment. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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wish fulfillment

noun
wish ful·​fill·​ment | \ -mənt \

Medical Definition of wish fulfillment

: the gratification of a desire especially symbolically (as in dreams or fantasies)

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