magical thinking


noun

a conviction that thinking is equivalent to doing, occurring in dreams, the thought patterns of children, and some types of mental disorders, especially obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Nearby words

  1. magic number,
  2. magic realism,
  3. magic square,
  4. magic wand,
  5. magical,
  6. magically,
  7. magician,
  8. magick,
  9. magilp,
  10. magindanao

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