Wish"ful (?), a. [Cf. Wistful.]

1.

Having desire, or ardent desire; longing.

2.

Showing desire; as, wishful eyes.

From Scotland am I stolen, even of pure love To greet mine own land with my wishful sight. Shak.

3.

Desirable; exciting wishes.

[R.]

Chapman.

-- Wish"ful*ly, adv. -- Wish"ful*ness, n.

 

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