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well-meant (adj.)

late 15c., from well (adv.) + past participle of mean (v.).

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Definitions of well-meant

well-meant (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;
blunt but well-meant criticism
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