wishful

[wish-fuh l]

Origin of wishful

First recorded in 1515–25; wish + -ful
Related formswish·ful·ly, adverbwish·ful·ness, nounun·wish·ful, adjectiveun·wish·ful·ly, adverbun·wish·ful·ness, noun
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wishful

adjective
  1. 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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