What does wishful mean?

Definitions for wishful
ˈwɪʃ fəlwish·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. desirous, wishful(adj)

    having or expressing desire for something

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

  2. aspirant, aspiring(a), wishful(adj)

    desiring or striving for recognition or advancement


  1. wishful(Adjective)

    Expressing a wish or longing for something.

  2. wishful(Adjective)

    Aspiring, or seeking advancement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wishful(adj)

    having desire, or ardent desire; longing

    Etymology: [Cf. Wistful.]

  2. Wishful(adj)

    showing desire; as, wishful eyes

    Etymology: [Cf. Wistful.]

  3. Wishful(adj)

    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. Stephen Brennock:

    Only time will tell whether this turns out to be a case of wishful thinking, but one thing is clear: geopolitical risks are here to stay.

  2. Joschka Fischer:

    Don't lose yourself in wishful thinking, angela Merkel will do nothing which will endanger the basic principles of the common market, of the EU.

  3. Sofronis Clerides:

    The only silver lining is that Cyprus may now be able to have a discussion about its natural resource prospects that is grounded in reality rather than in wishful thinking.

  4. Michael Pillsbury:

    There is no specific agreement for a phased rollback of the tariffs, the American side has been ambiguous when and which tariffs will be lifted. The Chinese have some wishful thinking and are trying to soothe their domestic hardliners that the tariffs will someday come off.

  5. David Wagner:

    I think that what's important is to always tell the truth, as long as they're telling the truth, there's nothing wrong with wishful thinking.

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