from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who wishes no good fortune for another or others.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who wishes ill to another; an enemy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who wishes evil to another; an enemy.
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The message he sends out is far more treacherous than that of the most blatant ill-wisher.
Failure to arrest means dismissal from the service and punishment as an ill-wisher.
My meaning is that the beloved of the Lord must regard every ill-wisher as
François kept his balance and, quite unconscious of the malicious stratagem, held the ill-wisher himself from going over, which he almost did, to Josephte's demure amusement; next
The person flattered receives you into his closet at once; and the sudden change in his heart, from the expectation of an ill-wisher, to find you his friend, makes you in his full favour in a moment.
Clearly some ill-wisher had set a trap baited with this dainty for his dream-soul, intending to do him grievous bodily, or rather spiritual, harm; and for the next few nights great pains were taken to keep his soul from straying abroad in his sleep.
He lifted his hand as he said this, with a strange and passionate gesture, then turned himself about and went in, and Mr. Grand drove off more his ill-wisher than before.
On the second day of my ordeal, so facing the laughers, I found myself facing straight into the monocle of my half-brother and ill-wisher, Prince Caravacioli.
Rashîd came up behind me as we rode along, and poured into my ear a wondrous tale of how the Sheykh Huseyn was our ill-wisher and would do his best to make things lively for us if we took the place.
Such counsel appears unintelligible and self-contradictory until we realize that while the outer carnal man may be a hater and ill-wisher, there is in everyone an inner, spiritual nature which is the real man, from whom only love and goodwill can proceed.