American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having or expressing a wish or longing.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having desire, or ardent desire; longing.
- adj. Showing desire.
- adj. rare Desirable; exciting wishes.
- adj. having or expressing desire for something
- adj. desiring or striving for recognition or advancement
“Did she get on Leander's nerves, or was that what they called wishful thinking on her part?”
“Some were wildly optimistic and it's what I call wishful thinking," said Chris Benson, who heads energy policy for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.”
“Now that's what I call wishful thinking on your part.”
“My reaction is that it is you who is engaging in wishful thinking.”
“Yes | No | Report from cindypiep wrote 2 weeks 3 days ago moishe, I know, call it wishful thinking”
“There's a lot I could do this 4th St. that I couldn't do last 4th St. When people observed that I seemed to be doing significantly better, I didn't want to kick them, because they were not engaging in wishful thinking, they were right.”
“What available knowledge is there to support such a notion is possible or is it basically a case in wishful thinking which has no place in a critical thinking exercise.”
“The Republicans will continue to say no and block the legislative process because they will start engaging in wishful thinking about the 2012 elections.”
“Frankly, I think that you are engaged in wishful thinking.”
“An exercise in wishful thinking perhaps, but here's the latest from the Clinton campaign:”
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