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Definition of the adjective wishful

What does wishful mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. having or expressing desire for something
  2. desiring or striving for recognition or advancement


Wishful is a musical group.

  • album: "You Never See It Coming"

Phrases with Wishful

  1. wishful thinker
  2. wishful thinking

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Google previewDictionary of philosophical terms (1997)

by Elmar Waibl

Wunschbild rt O wishful image (psy) < Utopie Wunschdenken n O wishful thinking (psy) Wiinschen, das rt O wishing, wanting (psy) < Begehren Wunscherfiillung ...

Google previewAmerican Heretic's Dictionary (2016)

by Chaz Bufe

WISHFUL THINKING, phr. 1) A popular form ...

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

wishful thinking,n. fantasy, wistfulness, nostalgia. See HOPE. wishy-washy,adj. washed-out, anemic, colorless; weak-kneed or - willed, spineless, irresolute, feeble, vacillating. See INSIPIDITY, WEAKNESS. wisp,n. bundle; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Neuroscience (2009)

Volume One by Larry R. Squire

Wishful thinking encodes a BMP type II receptor that regulates synaptic growth in Drosophila. Neuron 33: 545–558. Allan DW, Park D, St. Pierre SE, ...

Google previewPocket Oxford English Dictionary (2013)

by Maurice Waite

wishful adj. 1 having or expressing a wish for something to happen.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Stem Cell Research (2008)

by Clive N. Svendsen, Allison D. Ebert

Wishful thinking about adult cells will not obviate study of embryonic Opponents of embryo use have recently urged that we forego use of ...

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Quotes about Wishful

There is a great deal of wishful thinking in such cases; it is the easiest thing of all to deceive one's self. (Demosthenes)
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Scrabble value of W4I1S1H4F4U1L1

The value of this 7-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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