well-meaning
1. [ adjective ] not unfriendly or threatening
Synonyms: unthreatening
Examples:

"her well-meaning words were received in silence" "the exasperation of a...well-meaning cow worried by dogs"

Related terms: amicable
2. [ adjective ] not unfriendly or threatening
Synonyms: unthreatening
Examples:

"her well-meaning words were received in silence" "the exasperation of a...well-meaning cow worried by dogs"

Related terms: amicable
3. [ adjective ] marked by good intentions though often producing unfortunate results
Synonyms: well-meant well-intentioned
Examples:

"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"- S.W.Maughm "blunt but

Related terms: intended
4. [ adjective ] marked by good intentions though often producing unfortunate results
Synonyms: well-meant well-intentioned
Examples:

"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"- S.W.Maughm

Related terms: intended
Similar spelling:   well-meant
  well-mined