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 Dictionary entry overview: What does wishful thinking mean? 

  The noun WISHFUL THINKING has 1 sense:

1. the illusion that what you wish for is actually true

  Familiarity information: WISHFUL THINKING used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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The illusion that what you wish for is actually true

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Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("wishful thinking" is a kind of...):

fancy; fantasy; illusion; phantasy (something many people believe that is false)

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