well-meaning

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

  1. With good intentions, often used to reflect positively on a negative outcome or situation.
    The boy is well-meaning enough, but he usually ruins things one way or another.
    • March 15 2012, Soctt Tobias, The Kid With A Bike [Review]
      In the first scene, he bites the arm of a well-meaning counselor at the group home and dashes out of the building, all in a vain attempt to locate the father who abandoned him.

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