What does Wishful mean?

Definitions for Wishful
ˈwɪʃ fəlWish·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. desirous, wishfuladjective

    having or expressing desire for something

    "desirous of high office"; "desirous of finding a quick solution to the problem"

  2. aspirant, aspiring(a), wishfuladjective

    desiring or striving for recognition or advancement


  1. wishfuladjective

    Expressing a wish or longing for something.

  2. wishfuladjective

    Aspiring, or seeking advancement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wishfuladjective

    having desire, or ardent desire; longing

    Etymology: [Cf. Wistful.]

  2. Wishfuladjective

    showing desire; as, wishful eyes

    Etymology: [Cf. Wistful.]

  3. Wishfuladjective

    desirable; exciting wishes

    Etymology: [Cf. Wistful.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wishful in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wishful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Wishful in a Sentence

  1. George Soros:

    British voters are now grossly underestimating the true costs of Brexit, too many believe that a vote to leave the EU will have no effect on their personal financial position. This is wishful thinking.

  2. Jeremy Corbyn:

    It's wishful thinking by some people, i am taking the party into the general election ... to end austerity, to bring forward policies that bring about a better standard of living and better opportunities for people all across this country. I am enjoying doing that.

  3. Demosthenes, Olynthiac:

    There is a great deal of wishful thinking in such cases; it is the easiest thing of all to deceive one's self.

  4. Keio University:

    I think he has penetrated Trump's mind to a certain degree, but that is different from his pet agenda on trade, prime Minister Abe and his team expected a bit more because of the personal chemistry. That was a bit of wishful thinking - look at Macron.

  5. Robert Heinlein:

    Anyone who clings to the historically untrue - and thoroughly immoral - doctrine that violence never settles anything I would advise to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and the duke of Wellington and let them debate it. The ghost of Hitler would referee. Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forgot this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and there freedoms.

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    warn strongly; put on guard
    • A. aberrate
    • B. abrade
    • C. monish
    • D. suffuse

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