well-meant

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well-meant (comparative more well-meant, superlative most well-meant)

  1. Having good intentions, even if resulting in unfortunate consequences.
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter XVII:
      When a loved aunt has sweated herself to the bone trying to save her god-child from the clutches of a New York playboy and learns that all her well-meant efforts have gone blue on her, it's only natural for her late brother's son to shudder in sympathy.

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