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Synonyms for wishful
ˈwɪʃ fəlwish·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. desirous, wishfuladjective

    having or expressing desire for something

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

    Synonyms:
    aspirant, aspiring(a), desirous

    Antonyms:
    unambitious, ambitionless

  2. aspirant, aspiring(a), wishfuladjective

    desiring or striving for recognition or advancement

    Antonyms:
    ambitionless, unambitious

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wishfuladjective

    Synonyms:
    desirous, longing, eager, hankering, lickerish, wistful

  2. wishfuladjective

    Synonyms:
    trash, stuff, balderdash, palaver, moonshine, fudge, nonsense, jargon, platitude, flummery, inanity, balderdash, wishy-washy, senseless prate, frothy discourse, idle talk

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How to use wishful in a sentence?

  1. Yasser Sanchez:

    I thought by 2024, Arizona would be for real a swing state, every time I heard it would be before, I thought that was wishful thinking.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. John DeCicco:

    The EPA is in a real bind, congress wrote a law mandating imaginary fuels. These have failed to materialize in any quantity. Congress tried to codify wishful thinking.

  5. Robert Heinlein:

    Anyone who clings to the historically untrue - and thoroughly immoral - doctrine that violence never settles anything I would advise to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and the duke of Wellington and let them debate it. The ghost of Hitler would referee. Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forgot this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and there freedoms.

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