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Meaning of WISHFUL

Pronunciation:  'wishful

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  seeking advancement or recognition
 

WISHFUL is a 7 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: aspirant, aspiring(p), hopeful, would-be(a)
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Wish"ful\, a. [Cf. {Wistful}.]
1. Having desire, or ardent desire; longing.

2. Showing desire; as, wishful eyes.

         From Scotland am I stolen, even of pure love To
         greet mine own land with my wishful sight. --Shak.

3. Desirable; exciting wishes. [R.] --Chapman. --
   {Wish"ful*ly}, adv. -- {Wish"ful*ness}, n.

 

 

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