- having or showing a wish; desirous; longing.
Origin of wishful
Examples from the Web for wishfully
Historical Examples of wishfully
The peach looked so tempting that Nannie looked at it wishfully.Nanny Merry
The pretty boy stood there indeed, looking in modestly and wishfully.The Pot of Gold
Mary E. Wilkins
They were, in fact, more than prepared; they were wishfully expectant, and Nicholas fell into a very neatly baited trap.The Vintage
Edward Frederic Benson
He looked at me most wishfully, and began talking cat language, and I knew he was saying, "Please put Tricksey back on the floor."
Manabozho looked on wishfully to see them eat till they were fully satisfied, and they left him nothing but the bare bones.
- having wishes or characterized by wishing