wish (one) ill

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wish (one) ill

To wish poor fortune on someone; to hope someone fails. The breakup was hard, but there was no animosity on either side—I don't wish him ill or anything. It's pretty petty to be wishing her ill like that, just because she's pursuing a career with a different company.
See also: ill, wish
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Qandeel's flame burnt brightest on social media, and amidst the abuse from those who had always wished her ill, several beautiful tributes stood out.
I've never wished her ill simply because she's female, red-haired or bespectacled and if a progressive industry like journalism discriminated against her I'd be first on a picket line.