wishful thinking

wishful thinking (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic, psychology) The illusion that what one would like to be true is actually true.
  2. (idiomatic) Decision-making based on self-delusion.
  • French: vœu pieux
  • German: Wunschdenken
  • Italian: pia illusione, pio desiderio, mero desiderio
  • Portuguese: wishful thinking, pensamento desejoso
  • Russian: приня́тие жела́емого за действи́тельное
  • Spanish: ilusión, espejismo, pensamiento ilusorio, voluntarismo

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