marked by good intentions though often producing unfortunate results;
"a well-intentioned but clumsy waiter"
"a well-meaning but tactless fellow"
"the son's well-meaning efforts threw a singular chill upon the father's admirers"
"blunt but well-meant criticism"
- Which very well meant either the general or the fool.
- It was thoughtless if well meaning.
- I'll not blame, you, Hetty, for coming on this errand, which was well meant, if not very wisely planned.
- In a New York restaurant,failing to tip at least 15% could well mean abuse from the waiter.
- I'll not blame you, Hetty, for coming on this errand, which was well meant, if not very wisely planned.
- She preached economy as the best means of solving the crisis.