Thesaurus

well-meaning

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of well-meaning

as in generous, benevolent

Synonyms & Near Synonyms for well-meaning

Antonyms & Near Antonyms for well-meaning

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about well-meaning

Time Traveler for well-meaning

Time Traveler

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

See more words from the same century

Cite this Entry

“Well-meaning.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/well-meaning. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on well-meaning

Dictionary: Definition of well-meaning

Nglish: Translation of well-meaning for Spanish Speakers

Comments on well-meaning

What made you want to look up well-meaning? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!