1. marked by good intentions though often producing unfortunate results
    a well-meaning but tactless fellow
    a well-intentioned but clumsy waiter
    the son's well-meaning efforts threw a singular chill upon the father's admirers
    blunt but well-meant criticism
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How To Use well-intentioned In A Sentence

  • Most likely the omission is a well-intentioned desire to avoid inflicting further pain, but the effect is nonetheless hurtful to a griever who ends up feeling ignored. Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW: How to Console a Grieving Friend During the Holidays
  • He is well-intentioned but a poor administrator.
  • They were good, well-intentioned people doing their job. Times, Sunday Times
  • Everyone knows that this is rather fanciful, if well-intentioned. Times, Sunday Times
  • Everyone knows that this is rather fanciful, if well-intentioned. Times, Sunday Times
  • Youlus, an Orthodox rabbi and sofer, or Torah scribe, told his well-intentioned but gullible marks, among other things, that he had found two such Torah scrolls buried in what he called a "Gestapo body bag" in a Ukrainian mass-grave of murdered Jews. Menachem Rosensaft: Demanding Accountability In The 'Holocaust Torah Scrolls' Scam
  • Even the most intelligent and well-intentioned judge can create a mess by indulging in hair-splitting that, at least on its own narrow terms, may seem reasonable.
  • No matter how supportive of your transition they claim to be, and how much well-intentioned advice they give you about your new hairstyle, or the name you always used in your head but only just told them about, they misgender you every other time they open their mouths, and get quite upset if you call them on it. Life and style | guardian.co.uk
  • I'm sure he's well-intentioned - he wouldn't mean any harm.
  • Too often, film or television projects from well-intentioned people are unmarketable, poorly executed and scarred with red flags that signify the work of an amateur.
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