Main meanings of well-wishing in English

: well-wishing1well-wishing2

well-wishing1

noun

  • The action or fact of wishing a person or thing well.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Cooper (c1517–1594), theologian and bishop of Winchester. From well + wishing.

Pronunciation

well-wishing

/ˌwɛlˈwɪʃɪŋ/

Main meanings of well-wishing in English

: well-wishing1well-wishing2

well-wishing2

adjective

  • That wishes a person or people in general well; benevolent, well-disposed.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Nicholas Udall (1504–1556), schoolmaster and playwright. From well + wishing.

Pronunciation

well-wishing

/ˈwɛlˌwɪʃɪŋ/