wishful thinking

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wishful thinking

Etymology: AS, wiscan + thencan, to think
the interpretation of facts or situations according to one's desires or wishes rather than as they exist in reality, usually used as an unconscious device to avoid painful or unpleasant feelings.
Dereistic thought that a thing or event should have a specified outcome

wishful thinking

Psychology Dereitic thought that a thing or event should have a specified outcome
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