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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wel in-ten-shuh nd]
    • /wɛl ɪnˈtɛn ʃənd/
    • /wel ɪn.ˈten.ʃn̩d/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel in-ten-shuh nd]
    • /wɛl ɪnˈtɛn ʃənd/

Definitions of well-intentioned word

  • abbreviation WELL-INTENTIONED well-meaning. 1
  • adjective well-intentioned meaning to do good 1
  • adjective well-intentioned If you say that a person or their actions are well-intentioned, you mean that they intend to be helpful or kind but they are unsuccessful or cause problems. 0
  • adjective well-intentioned having or indicating benevolent intentions, usually with unfortunate results 0
  • adjective well-intentioned having or showing good, kindly, or benevolent intentions 0

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Origin of well-intentioned

First appearance:

before 1590
One of the 37% oldest English words
First recorded in 1590-1600

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Parts of speech for Well-intentioned


well-intentioned popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 6% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

Synonyms for well-intentioned

adj well-intentioned

  • approbative — showing approbation or approval
  • hurtless — unhurt; uninjured.
  • in favor of — something done or granted out of goodwill, rather than from justice or for remuneration; a kind act: to ask a favor.
  • innocent — free from moral wrong; without sin; pure: innocent children.
  • innoxious — harmless; innocuous.

adjective well-intentioned

  • commending — Present participle of commend.
  • favourable — Pleasing, encouraging or approving.
  • offenseless — without offense.
  • worthy — having adequate or great merit, character, or value: a worthy successor.

Antonyms for well-intentioned

adjective well-intentioned

  • hindering — to cause delay, interruption, or difficulty in; hamper; impede: The storm hindered our progress.

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