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well-intentioned

[wel-in-ten-shuh nd] /ˈwɛl ɪnˈtɛn ʃənd/
adjective
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600
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British Dictionary definitions for well intentioned

well-intentioned

adjective (well intentioned when postpositive)
1.
having or indicating benevolent intentions, usually with unfortunate results
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Word Origin and History for well intentioned

well-intentioned

adj.

1590s, from well (adv.) + intentioned (see intention).

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