well-willer

noun

1
: one bearing goodwill : one disposed to be kind or friendly : well-wisher
2
obsolete : amateur sense 1
so much a well-willer to the satire that he spares no manJohn Dryden

Word History

Etymology

Middle English

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of well-willer was in the 15th century

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“Well-willer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well-willer. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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