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English definition of “well meant”

well meant

adjective    
said or done in order to be helpful , but not always achieving this: [before noun] a well-meant suggestion Kind and thoughtful
(Definition of well meant adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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