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One who extends good wishes to another.

well′-wish′ing adj. & n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.well-wishing - an expression of good will from one person to anotherwell-wishing - an expression of good will from one person to another; "much hand-shaking and well-wishing"
greeting, salutation - (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
Adj.1.well-wishing - extending good wishes for successwell-wishing - extending good wishes for success; "his well-wishing supporters"
felicitous - exhibiting an agreeably appropriate manner or style; "a felicitous speaker"
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06 (ANI): Ever since Irrfan Khan revealed contraction of a 'rare disease' on Monday, his fans have been flooding his Twitter with well-wishing messages.
Tsai embarked on her tour on Friday, the first day of the Year of the Dog on the lunar calendar, to pray for good luck for the people of Taiwan and distribute well-wishing red envelopes to the public.
Another well-wishing message was sent by Speaker of Parliament Andrej Danko (Slovak National Party) who congratulated the citizens of the Czech Republic on re-electing Zeman as their president, TASR wrote.
When Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon asked about the bitter cold in the North, his North Korean counterpart Ri Son-gwon, chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country, responded with well-wishing remarks.
The bumpy beginning to the school year clashed with a positive well-wishing statement by Education Minister Costas Kadis earlier in the day, advising students "to begin the school year with joy and positivity.
Frederick Lawrence has identified benerolentia or friendship's well-wishing as the affective counterpart to wonder.
It brings the most prestigious brand of pianos for the first time in Manila,' explained the envoy, 'a well-wishing symbol of stronger links between our countries.
The ambassador said that Russia wants to have a reliable, predictable and well-wishing partner and neighbor.
Ben Millar, 22, was serving customers at a restaurant in Houston, Texas, when he was left the $750 ([euro]705) gratuity by a well-wishing customer.
Jesda Katavetin, Thailand Ambassador On the occasion of the 46th National Day of the Sultanate of Oman, I, on behalf of the Royal Thai Embassy and the Thai community, am deeply honoured to echo the congratulatory and well-wishing messages from His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn of the Kingdom of Thailand and the Thai Prime Minister to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.
I remember from whenever I was sidelined that emotionally it can really take hold of you, so I am pleased to see so many of his team-mates have already tweeted him well-wishing messages.
There are times when pregnant women receive inappropriate and incorrect information through social media, well-wishing family members, friends and peers Personal experience, cultural beliefs and myths also may affect how they care for their child during the developmental life cycles.