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    Iím well-meant

    Hi.

    When someone thinks that I harbor grudge against him, but actually I don’t, or let’s say I want to help someone out of good intention but he misunderstood, is it natural to say:

    I’m well-meant.

    If not, is there a replacement?

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    #2

    Re: Iím well-meant

    I meant well.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Iím well-meant

    You say that intentions and actions are well-meant but you do not use the adjective with people.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: Iím well-meant

    People can be well-intentioned or well-meaning, but we don't use normally use these words of ourselves. As ems said, we can say 'I meant well'.

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    #5

    Re: Iím well-meant

    You could also say that your intentions were good.

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    #6

    Re: Iím well-meant

    Silver, you had good intentions. You meant well. They took it the wrong way.
    Not a professional teacher

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