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"well meant" in British English

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well meantadjective

uk   /ˌwel ˈment/  us   /ˌwel ˈment/
said or done in order to be helpful, but not always achieving this: [before noun] a well-meant suggestion
(Definition of well meant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"well-meant" in American English

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well-meantadjective

 /ˈwelˈment/
intended to be helpful or kind, although not always having a good effect
(Definition of well-meant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “well meant”
in Chinese (Simplified) 善意的, 出于好心的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 善意的, 出於好心的…
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