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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wish·ful a.
 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.]
 -- Wish*ful*ly, adv. -- Wish*ful*ness, n.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 wishfulness
      n : an unrealistic yearning