Etymology
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well-balanced (adj.)
1620s, from well (adv.) + past participle of balance (v.).
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well-meant (adj.)
late 15c., from well (adv.) + past participle of mean (v.).
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well-intentioned (adj.)
1590s, from well (adv.) + intentioned "having intentions" (of a specified kind).
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well-founded (adj.)
late 14c., from well (adv.) + past participle of found (v.1).
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well-acquainted (adj.)
1728, "having good acquaintance with," from well (adv.) + acquainted.
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well-fed (adj.)
mid-14c., from well (adv.) + past participle of feed (v.).
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well-mannered (adj.)
late 14c., "moral, virtuous," from well (adv.) + mannered. Meaning "with good manners" is from 1540s.
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well-off (adj.)
1733, "comfortable," from well (adv.) + off. Meaning "prosperous, not poor" is recorded from 1849.
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well-known (adj.)
late 15c., from well (adv.) + past participle of know (v.).
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