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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwell-meantˌwell-ˈmeant adjective  INTENDsomething you say or do that is well-meant is intended to be helpful, but does not have the result you intended His comments were well-meant but a little tactless.
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well-meantwell-meant adviceBut they themselves could be self-centred, and often ignored or misunderstood well-meant advice.But these well-meant attempts were bound to fail from the sheer perversity of the enterprise.Papa would not mind our little well-meant deception.Northampton Town's followers bestowed the well-meant, if dubious, honour on Graham Reed, a vigorous and gritty right-back.These productions played in London at the end of their well-meant journey around arts centres, youth clubs and studio theatres.You huddle on the back seat, unable to answer any of their well-meant questions.At the time each of these initiatives seemed at best like well-meant statements of the ideal.
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