well-intentioned


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well-in·ten·tioned

(wĕl′ĭn-tĕn′shənd)
adj.
Marked by or having good intentions: a well-intentioned but clumsy waiter; well-intentioned criticism.
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well-intentioned

adj (well intentioned when postpositive)
having or indicating benevolent intentions, usually with unfortunate results
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well′-inten′tioned



adj.
well-meaning.
[1590–1600]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.well-intentioned - 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 but well-meant criticism"
intended - resulting from one's intentions; "your intended trip abroad"; "an intended insult"
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Translations

well-intentioned

[ˌwelɪnˈtenʃnd] ADJ [person] → con buenas intenciones; [act] → bienintencionado; [lie] → piadoso
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well-intentioned

[ˌwɛlɪnˈtɛnʃnd] adjbenintenzionato/a
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References in classic literature ?
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Some well-intentioned men in this State, deriving their notions from the language and forms which obtain in our courts, have been induced to consider it as an implied supersedure of the trial by jury, in favor of the civil-law mode of trial, which prevails in our courts of admiralty, probate, and chancery.
I suspected at first that she was desirous of throwing cold water on this growing intimacy - to quench, as it were, the kindling flame of our friendship - but discovering, at length, in spite of her prejudice against me, that I was perfectly harmless, and even well-intentioned, and that, between myself and my dog, her son derived a great deal of pleasure from the acquaintance that he would not otherwise have known, she ceased to object, and even welcomed my coming with a smile.
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