well-meant


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well-meant

(wĕl′mĕnt′)
adj.
Kindly or honestly intended: well-meant admonitions.

well-meant

adj
(well meant when postpositive) arising from good or benevolent intentions, usually with unfortunate results
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.well-meant - 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"
Translations

well-meant

[ˌwelˈment] ADJbienintencionado

well-meant

[ˌwɛlˈmɛnt] adj (remark, act) → dettato/a dalle migliori intenzioni
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His or her well-meant self-indulgence asks a touch too much of even eager listeners.
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