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Turkish translation of “wishful thinking”

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wishful thinking

noun [U]
 
 
/ˌwɪʃfəlˈθɪŋkɪŋ/
when you want something to happen or be true but it is impossible
boş ümit, olmayacak arzu, hüsnü kuruntu
Feelings of desire
Translations of “wishful thinking”
in Chinese (Traditional) 如意算盤, 癡心妄想…
in Russian принятие желаемого за действительное, самообман…
in Chinese (Simplified) 如意算盘, 痴心妄想…
in Polish pobożne życzenia…
(Definition of wishful thinking from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)
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