Synonyms for wishful

Synonyms for (adj) wishful

Synonyms: aspirant, aspiring, wishful

Definition: desiring or striving for recognition or advancement

Similar words: ambitious

Definition: having a strong desire for success or achievement

Synonyms: desirous, wishful

Definition: having or expressing desire for something

Usage: desirous of high office; desirous of finding a quick solution to the problem

Similar words: appetent

Definition: marked by eager desire

Usage: a big rich appetent Western city

Similar words: athirst, thirsty, hungry

Definition: (usually followed by `for') extremely desirous

Usage: athirst for knowledge; hungry for recognition; thirsty for informaton

Similar words: greedy, esurient, avid, devouring

Definition: (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous

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

Similar words: covetous, envious, jealous

Definition: showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages

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

Similar words: nostalgic

Definition: unhappy about being away and longing for familiar things or persons

Similar words: homesick

Definition: longing to return home

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