What does wishful mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term wishful:

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

  2. Wishful(adj)

    showing desire; as, wishful eyes

  3. Wishful(adj)

    desirable; exciting wishes

  4. Origin: [Cf. Wistful.]


  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

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