ill-wish·​er ˈil-ˌwi-shər How to pronounce ill-wisher (audio)
: one that wishes ill to another

Examples of ill-wisher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kadyrov denies rights abuses, saying such allegations are fabricated by ill-wishers trying to discredit Chechnya and its authorities. Reuters, NBC News, 5 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1607, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ill-wisher was in 1607

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“Ill-wisher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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