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well-meaning

[wel-mee-ning] /ˈwɛlˈmi nɪŋ/
adjective
1.
meaning or intending well; having good intentions:
a well-meaning but tactless person.
2.
Also, well-meant
[wel-ment] /ˈwɛlˈmɛnt/ (Show IPA)
. proceeding from good intentions:
Her well-meaning words were received in silence.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English
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well-meaning

adjective (well meaning when postpositive)
1.
having or indicating good or benevolent intentions, usually with unfortunate results
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