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unwished

[uhn-wisht] /ʌnˈwɪʃt/
adjective
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; un-1 + wish + -ed2

unwish

[uhn-wish] /ʌnˈwɪʃ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to cease to wish for.
2.
Obsolete. to wish away.
Origin
1585-95; un-2 + wish
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British Dictionary definitions for unwished

unwished

/ʌnˈwɪʃt/
adjective
1.
not desired; unwelcome

unwish

/ʌnˈwɪʃ/
verb (transitive)
1.
to retract or revoke (a wish)
2.
to desire (something) not to be or take place
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