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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wel wish]
    • /wɛl wɪʃ/
    • /wel wɪʃə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel wish]
    • /wɛl wɪʃ/

Definitions of well-wisher word

  • noun well-wisher a person who wishes well to another person, a cause, etc. 1
  • countable noun well-wisher Well-wishers are people who hope that a particular person or thing will be successful, and who show this by their behaviour. 0
  • noun well-wisher a person who shows benevolence or sympathy towards a person, cause, etc 0
  • noun well-wisher a person who wishes well to another or to a cause, etc. 0
  • noun well-wisher Someone who extends good wishes, or expresses sympathy to someone else. 0

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Origin of well-wisher

First appearance:

before 1580
One of the 35% oldest English words
First recorded in 1580-90

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Parts of speech for Well-wisher


well-wisher popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 52% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for well-wisher

noun well-wisher

  • altruist — a person unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others (opposed to egoist).
  • apologist — An apologist is a person who writes or speaks in defence of a belief, a cause, or a person's life.
  • backer — A backer is someone who helps or supports a project, organization, or person, often by giving or lending money.
  • benefactor — A benefactor is a person who helps a person or organization by giving them money.
  • bosom buddy — close friend

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