Part of speech: adjective

Full of longing ( for).

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Usage examples "wishful":

  1. Seemingly, she had indulged in wishful thinking. - "Ghost Beyond the Gate", Mildred A. Wirt.
  2. " He hain't a wishful feller nohow," the stranger was always told, " despite thet he knows hist'ry an' sich like lore in an' out an' back'ards an' forrards." - "A Pagan of the Hills", Charles Neville Buck.
  3. But may we not now anticipate such a solemn review, by asking those who are wishful to destroy Christianity, what they intend to put in its place when their object is accomplished. - "Parish Papers", Norman Macleod.