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English definition of “mean well”

mean well

C2 to do what you think will be helpful , although by doing it you might cause problems without intending to: I know he means well, but he just gets in the way. → See also well meaningKind and thoughtful well meaningGrammar:MeanGrammar:I meanGrammar:Grammar:NounsNouns are one of the four major word classes, along with verbs, adjectives and adverbs. Nouns are the largest word class.
(Definition of mean well from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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