Definition of mean well in English:

mean well

  • Have good intentions, but not always the ability to carry them out: he means well and is anxious to rule wisely
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    • The woman meant well, but always ended up criticising every little thing I did.
    • ‘She always means well,’ Harry muttered in reply.
    • Devon always means well, he doesn't like to hurt people.
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