Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

Dictionary Entries Near well-meant

Cite this Entry

“Well-meant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well-meant. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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