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well-meaning meaning and definition

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WELL-MEANING adjective

Definition of well-meaning (adjective)

  1. not unfriendly or threatening
    • "her well-meaning words were received in silence"; "the exasperation of a...well-meaning cow worried by dogs"
    • synonyms: unthreatening
  2. marked by good intentions though often producing unfortunate results
    • "a well-intentioned but clumsy waiter"; "a well-meaning but tactless fellow"; "the son's well-meaning efforts threw a singular chill upon the father's admirers"- S.W.Maughm; "blunt but well-meant criticism"
    • synonyms: well-intentioned, well-meant
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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