wishful

[ wish-fuh l ]
/ ˈwɪʃ fəl /
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adjective

having or showing a wish; desirous; longing.

Origin of wishful

First recorded in 1515–25; wish + -ful
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British Dictionary definitions for wishfully

wishful

/ (ˈwɪʃfʊl) /

adjective

having wishes or characterized by wishing
Derived Formswishfully, adverbwishfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for wishfully

wishful


adj.

1520s, from wish (n.) + -ful. Related: Wishfully; wishfulness. Wishful thinking is recorded from 1932.

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