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well meaning Syllabification: well mean·ing
(also well meant)

Definition of well meaning in English:


Well intentioned: well-meaning friends
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  • The service is well-meaning, gentle and friendly, but not completely polished.
  • I too have well-meaning friends who concern themselves with what I eat or don't eat.
  • Unfortunately, the type of neighbour who keeps a large, angry Alsatian in a minuscule 11th-floor flat is unlikely to look kindly on your well-meant tips about animal welfare.

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