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
References in classic literature ?
Can you wish me so ill?" Sophia, looking down on the ground, answered with some hesitation, "Indeed, Mr Jones, I do not wish you ill."--"Oh, I know too well that heavenly temper," cries Jones, "that divine goodness, which is beyond every other charm."--"Nay, now," answered she, "I understand you not.
"I have no reason to wish you ill. I am merely rather astonished to see you.
"Knowing na people hate you, and then they wish you ill, du'n ako na-stress.