well-meant

adjective
\ ˈwel-ˈment How to pronounce well-meant (audio) \

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First Known Use of well-meant

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of well-meant was in the 15th century

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“Well-meant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well-meant. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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well-meant

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of well-meant

: based on a desire to do something good but often producing bad results

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