well–willer

noun

Definition of well–willer

  1. 1 :  one bearing goodwill :  one disposed to be kind or friendly :  well-wisher

  2. 2 obsolete :  amateur 1 so much a well-willer to the satire that he spares no man — John Dryden

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Origin and Etymology of well–willer

Middle English


First Known Use: 15th century


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