Definition of well-wisher in English:



  • A person who desires happiness or success for another, or who expresses such a desire.

    • ‘He added that he would mobilise all former players, fans and well-wishers to support the noble cause.’
    • ‘Already, the book was filled with signatures and brief words of condolence from friends and well-wishers.’
    • ‘Her mum said the family were grateful for the amount of concern and support shown by well-wishers.’
    • ‘A number of relatives, friends and well-wishers have deeply mourned her demise.’
    • ‘Parents and well-wishers came together to celebrate the birthday of a woman who has bought smiles and happiness into dozens of young lives.’
    • ‘The gym became silent as a group of army colleagues, friends, family and well-wishers cheered Neil on.’
    • ‘The happy couple received the traditional pouring of holy water by family, friends and many well-wishers.’
    • ‘They made frantic calls to friends, well-wishers and relatives at home to rush much-needed funds.’
    • ‘He frequently is greeted by skiing friends and well-wishers as they pass him on the trail.’
    • ‘I have failed to trace my friends and well-wishers with whose efforts and generosity, I am alive.’
    • ‘We join with his many well-wishers in wishing him many returns of the day.’
    • ‘Many kept awake to be the first to convey New Year greetings to their friends, relatives, and well-wishers.’
    • ‘Most of the money raised so far has been donated by friends and well-wishers but several events have now been organised to boost funds even more.’
    • ‘It is this peace that should spur donors, investors and well-wishers to pool their resources and invest in the country.’
    • ‘There was no pomp and show to mark the occasion, only the greetings and compliments of his well-wishers.’
    patron, benefactress, supporter, backer, helper, sponsor, promoter, champion
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