Antonyms of adj wishful

2 senses of wishful

Sense 1
desirous (vs. undesirous), wishful -- (having or expressing desire for something; "desirous of high office"; "desirous of finding a quick solution to the problem")


Sense 2
aspirant, aspiring (prenominal), wishful -- (desiring or striving for recognition or advancement)

INDIRECT (VIA ambitious) -> unambitious, ambitionless -- (having little desire for success or achievement)

Similarity of adj wishful

2 senses of wishful

Sense 1
desirous (vs. undesirous), wishful -- (having or expressing desire for something; "desirous of high office"; "desirous of finding a quick solution to the problem")
       => appetent -- (marked by eager desire; "a big rich appetent Western city")
       => athirst (predicate), hungry (predicate), thirsty (predicate) -- ((usually followed by `for') extremely desirous; "athirst for knowledge"; "hungry for recognition"; "thirsty for informaton")
       => avid, devouring (prenominal), esurient, greedy -- ((often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous; "avid for adventure"; "an avid ambition to succeed"; "fierce devouring affection"; "the esurient eyes of an avid curiosity"; "greedy for fame")
       => covetous, envious, jealous -- (showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages; "he was never covetous before he met her"; "jealous of his success and covetous of his possessions"; "envious of their art collection")
       => nostalgic -- (unhappy about being away and longing for familiar things or persons)
       => homesick -- (longing to return home)

Sense 2
aspirant, aspiring (prenominal), wishful -- (desiring or striving for recognition or advancement)
       => ambitious (vs. unambitious) -- (having a strong desire for success or achievement)

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