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Definition of "well-meant" []

  • Kindly or honestly intended: well-meant admonitions. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "well-meant" in a sentence
  • "Marlene, well-meant, I'm sure, but these guys have to find a place to live first."
  • "Here, too, there are well-meant words about bellies and breasts, but again, despite the positive message that one doesn't have to be bony to be beautiful, it's still a show about looking at women, a pastime of which it seems we'll never tire."
  • "It should be emphasized that much of this new attention and assistance, especially from small nations, some organizations and even leaders as Nancy Pelosi and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, was genuine, well-meant and unquestionably welcome."