Having or expressing a wish or longing.(adjective)
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Use "wishful" in a sentence
"Did she get on Leander's nerves, or was that what they called wishful thinking on her part?"
""Some were wildly optimistic and it's what I call wishful thinking," said Chris Benson, who heads energy policy for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission."
"Now that's what I call wishful thinking on your part."