verb (used with object)

to cease to wish for.
Obsolete. to wish away.

Origin of unwish

First recorded in 1585–95; un-2 + wish
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Examples from the Web for unwish

Historical Examples of unwish

  • It's plain enough that some one wished those papers on me, intending to unwish them in short order once we got across.

    The Firefly Of France

    Marion Polk Angellotti

British Dictionary definitions for unwish


verb (tr)

to retract or revoke (a wish)
to desire (something) not to be or take place
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