Examples of wishful in a Sentence
her wishful attempts to change her husband's bad habits
Recent Examples of wishful from the Web
Unfortunately, believing that generic drugs are a key to better and lower-cost health care is wishful thinking, and ignores the impact of generics on the U.S. health care system and the behavior of pharmaceutical companies.
Immigrating to Canada takes more than wishful thinking.
From the outside looking in, anyway, the idea was audacious and more wishful than realistic.
The veteran hasn’t been a top-tier pitcher since 2014, so expecting any meaningful contribution at this point is wishful thinking.
But the comparison of Chandler and Curry to Pippen and Grant was wishful thinking at best.
It's well known that many of the beautiful homes featured on our favorite TV shows are nothing more than sound stages; after all, giant Manhattan apartments like the one the Friends cast hang out in is wishful thinking.
This was more than wishful thinking and graveyard whistling.
This 7-series seems the exact antithesis of that (usually wishful) notion.
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First Known Use of wishful
WISHFUL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wishful for English Language Learners
: showing a belief that something will happen or succeed even though it is not likely to happen or succeed
WISHFUL Defined for Kids
Definition of wishful for Students
: having, showing, or based on a wish
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