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well-intentioned

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Marked by or having good intentions.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Characterized by or due to good intentions; meaning well; well-meant; intended for good.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having upright intentions or honorable purposes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having good intentions, even if producing unfortunate results.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective marked by good intentions though often producing unfortunate results

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Examples

  • We favor management of the forest by trained professional foresters using approved forestry practices as has been done in the past and without interference from well-intentioned but misguided advocates of single-use concepts.

    The Good Fight

  • We favor management of the forest by trained professional foresters using approved forestry practices as has been done in the past and without interference from well-intentioned but misguided advocates of single-use concepts.

    The Good Fight

  • People of this type, who are otherwise law-abiding and patriotic and well-intentioned, protect bootleggers and otherwise violate the Volstead Act with the same faith in the justice of their actions that a group of Middle Western Americans would have in evading a law that prohibited them from planting corn . . .

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • We favor management of the forest by trained professional foresters using approved forestry practices as has been done in the past and without interference from well-intentioned but misguided advocates of single-use concepts.

    The Good Fight

  • The generic cap and trade model that was in fashion back in the Pelosi years gave away permits to large polluters for free, and split the revenue among dozens of special interest handouts some of which were well-intentioned, but opaque to cynical voters.

    Mike Sandler: Cap and Trade Is So 2009: Time for an Alternative?

  • The generic cap and trade model that was in fashion back in the Pelosi years gave away permits to large polluters for free, and split the revenue among dozens of special interest handouts some of which were well-intentioned, but opaque to cynical voters.

    Mike Sandler: Cap and Trade Is So 2009: Time for an Alternative?

  • He might take offense at well-intentioned advice and sulk for months, refusing to talk to those who had wounded his amour propre.

    The Return

  • The generic cap and trade model that was in fashion back in the Pelosi years gave away permits to large polluters for free, and split the revenue among dozens of special interest handouts some of which were well-intentioned, but opaque to cynical voters.

    Mike Sandler: Cap and Trade Is So 2009: Time for an Alternative?

  • They do not want well-intentioned foreigners turning up with cash, like a new sect of Leninists, to foment revolution in their country in the service of some eschatological ideology.

    The Return

  • She was clearly well-intentioned but was not going to be the right coach for the job.

    Times Two

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