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wishful

[wish-fuh l] /ˈwɪʃ fəl/
adjective
1.
having or showing a wish; desirous; longing.
Origin of wishful
1515-1525
1515-25; wish + -ful
Related forms
wishfully, adverb
wishfulness, noun
unwishful, adjective
unwishfully, adverb
unwishfulness, noun
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wishful

/ˈwɪʃfʊl/
adjective
1.
having wishes or characterized by wishing
Derived Forms
wishfully, adverb
wishfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for wishful
adj.

1520s, from wish (n.) + -ful. Related: Wishfully; wishfulness. Wishful thinking is recorded from 1932.

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