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Meaning of well-meaning

well-mean•ing

Pronunciation: (wel'mē'ning), [key]
— adj.
  1. meaning or intending well; having good intentions: a well-meaning but tactless person.
  2. proceeding from good intentions: Her well-meaning words were received in silence.
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