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well-meaning (adj.)

late 14c., from well (adv.) + present participle of mean (v.).

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Definitions of well-meaning

well-meaning (adj.)
not unfriendly or threatening;
the exasperation of a...well-meaning cow worried by dogs
her well-meaning words were received in silence
Synonyms: unthreatening
well-meaning (adj.)
marked by good intentions though often producing unfortunate results; "the son's well-meaning efforts threw a singular chill upon the father's admirers"- S.W.Maughm;
a well-meaning but tactless fellow
From wordnet.princeton.edu