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wish·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wish, wishing, wantnoun

    a specific feeling of desire

    "he got his wish"; "he was above all wishing and desire"

    Synonyms:
    indirect request, neediness, need, wish, deprivation, want, regard, privation, lack, deficiency, compliments

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Editors Contribution

  1. hoping

    to hope for something; clue-lessy waiting for something

    "i was wishing for a new phone..."

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. wishingnoun

    Synonyms:
    longing, aspiration

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "wishing":

    desiring, wanting, desirous, seeking

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#183need
#254want
#1089wish
#2498lack
#2825seeking
#3876regard
#7663wanting
#9974wishing
#10765deficiency
#19035compliments
#19109deprivation
#26881desiring
#46387desirous
#112192privation
#229574neediness

How to use wishing in a sentence?

  1. John Henry Cardinal Newman:

    Let us take things as we find them let us not attempt to distort them into what they are not. We cannot make facts. All our wishing cannot change them. We must use them.

  2. Aristotle:

    Wishing to be friends is quick work but friendship is slow ripening fruit.

  3. John Iannarelli:

    If you’re using your personal account, there would need to be an investigation and a subpoena [to obtain those messages], which could be forthcoming, there is a serious problem with an FBI agent purposefully wishing to take bureau-related matters to an unsecure platform for the purposes of not being discovered by their employee.

  4. Matt Ryan:

    I'm excited. I'm super excited, i don't know where I'm gonna be at. Obviously, I've watched a ton of tape, 49ers, Falcons, whatever it is, football, in general. But like I said, I'm excited to find out where I'm going to be. I think I'm going to be able to learn any offense that I'm put into, any system I'm put into, and find a way to be successful. I'm just looking forward to it. Don't know where it's gonna be. I'm wishing I knew just as much as you guys if not more. But I'm looking forward to it coming up soon.

  5. Grant Whitus:

    He's a very good guy, he's wishing he could have done more.


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