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Dictionary definition for: Well-meaning

1. (s) not unfriendly or threatening; "her well-meaning words were received in silence" "the exasperation of a...well-meaning cow worried by dogs"

2. (s) marked by good intentions though often producing unfortunate results; "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"- S.W.Maughm; "blunt bu

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