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Definition 1: having or expressing desire for something - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where wishful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • desirous of high office
  • desirous of finding a quick solution to the problem

Synonyms for wishful in the sense of this definition

(wishful is similar to ...) marked by eager desire

"a big rich appetent Western city"

(wishful is similar to ...) (usually followed by `for') extremely desirous

"athirst for knowledge" "hungry for recognition" "thirsty for information"

(wishful is similar to ...) (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous

"avid for adventure" "an avid ambition to succeed" "fierce devouring affection" "the esurient eyes of an avid curiosity" "greedy for fame"

(wishful is similar to ...) showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages

"he was never covetous before he met her" "jealous of his success and covetous of his possessions" "envious of their art collection"

(wishful is similar to ...) unhappy about being away and longing for familiar things or persons

(wishful is similar to ...) longing to return home

Definition 2: desiring or striving for recognition or advancement - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for wishful in the sense of this definition

(wishful is similar to ...) having a strong desire for success or achievement

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