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