[ il-wish-er ]
/ ˈɪlˈwɪʃ ər /
a person who wishes misfortune to another.
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Origin of ill-wisher
First recorded in 1600–10
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Failure to arrest means dismissal from the service and punishment as an ill-wisher.Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)|James S. De Benneville