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Unlikely OutcomePlay
Used when the desired outcome is not probable or realistic, often in a hopeful or naive way. SlideDespite his wishful thinking, he knew he couldn't win the lottery without buying a ticket.
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Not a PlanPlay
'Wishful' implies a lack of concrete plans or actions to make the desire come true. SlideHer wishful hopes of becoming a star were not backed by any effort in acting classes.
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Emotional ConnotationPlay
'Wishful' carries a warm, positive emotional tone expressing endearment or longing. SlideHis wishful gaze at the family photo spoke volumes of his longing to return home.