Origin of wishful thinking
Related formswishful thinker, noun
British Dictionary definitions for wishful thinking
Derived Formswishful thinker, noun
Idioms and Phrases with wishful thinking
Interpreting matters as one would like them to be, as opposed to what they really are. For example, Matthew wanted to be a basketball player, but with his height that was wishful thinking. This term comes from Freudian psychology of the mid-1920s and soon began to be used more loosely.