Synonyms of well meaning
- 1. well-meaning, unthreatening, amicable (vs. hostile)
- usage: not unfriendly or threatening; "her well-meaning words were received in silence"; "the exasperation of a...well-meaning cow worried by dogs"
- 2. well-intentioned, well-meaning, well-meant, intended (vs. unintended)
- usage: marked by good intentions though often producing unfortunate results; "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 well-meant criticism"
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