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well-meaning

adjective

1 well-meaning

Not unfriendly or threatening:
— Her well-meaning words were received in silence.
— The exasperation of a...well-meaning cow worried by dogs.

synonym: unthreatening.

Polish: ┼╝yczliwy



2 well-meaning

Marked by good intentions though often producing unfortunate results:
— A well-meaning but tactless fellow.
— The son's well-meaning efforts threw a singular chill upon the father's admirers.

synonyms: well-intentioned, well-meant.

Roget 906: benevolent; kind, kindly; well-meaning; amiable; obliging, accommodating, indulgent, gracious, complacent, good-humored.    warm-hearted, kind-hearted, tender-hearted, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: agreeable, amiable, amicable, beneficent, benevolent, benign, benignant, brotherly, congenial, cooperative, favorable, fraternal, friendlike, friendly, harmonious, kind, kindly, kindly-disposed, neighborlike, neighborly ... show more.

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