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    well-meaning - Dictionary definition and meaning for word well-meaning

    (adj) not unfriendly or threatening
    Synonyms : unthreatening
    Example Sentence
    • her well-meaning words were received in silence
    • the exasperation of a...well-meaning cow worried by dogs
    (adj) marked by good intentions though often producing unfortunate results
    Example Sentence
    • a well-intentioned but clumsy waiter
    • a well-meaning but tactless fellow
    • the son's well-meaning efforts threw a singular chill upon the father's admirers
    • blunt but well-meant criticism
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