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wishful

[ wish-fuhl ]
/ ˈwɪʃ fəl /
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adjective
having or showing a wish; desirous; longing.
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Origin of wishful

First recorded in 1515–25; wish + -ful

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British Dictionary definitions for wishful

wishful
/ (ˈwɪʃfʊl) /

adjective
having wishes or characterized by wishing

Derived forms of wishful

wishfully, adverbwishfulness, noun
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