well-intentioned [wel-in-ten-shuh nd] ExamplesWord Originadjective
Origin of well-intentioned First recorded in 1590–1600 Related Words for well-intentioned gullible, ignorant, innocuous, childlike, wide-eyed, open-minded, receptive, amenable, encouraging, appreciative, responsive, sympathetic, positive, benign, agreeable, supportive, square, simple, frank, safe Examples from the Web for well-intentioned Contemporary Examples of well-intentioned
What you see is a massive, well-intentioned, legal junk pile.
Philip K. Howard
December 27, 2014
This was not a musical performance, per se, but you bet your ass this was a “performance”—albeit a well-intentioned and noble one.
August 25, 2014
And as with all cheerful, well-intentioned memes, the Challenge has provoked some good old-fashioned political trolling.
August 21, 2014
Unfortunately, this can result in sending a well-intentioned but perilous message.
August 12, 2014
To his credit, the well-intentioned pup responds to her cries by burying the kid in toys.
July 27, 2014
Historical Examples of well-intentioned
As we do, we must not repeat the well-intentioned errors of our past.
He was not a clever boy, but nothing could exceed his well-intentioned industry.
Frederic W. Farrar
Understand, they were well-intentioned and enterprising fellows.
(AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
Such men, well-intentioned though they might be, were hindrances to progress.
But our well-intentioned mistake was not a sin and we have no need of a scape-goat.
James P. Boyd
British Dictionary definitions for well-intentioned well-intentioned adjective (well intentioned when postpositive)
- having or indicating benevolent intentions, usually with unfortunate results
Word Origin and History for well-intentioned adj.