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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Well-intentioned.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. With good intentions, often used to reflect positively on a negative outcome or situation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a good intention.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Well-intentioned: frequently used with slight contempt.

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

  • adj. not unfriendly or threatening
  • adj. marked by good intentions though often producing unfortunate results

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